Dimapur, July 10: The NPF Workers Forum of 48th Mao A/C has appealed to the NPF Central not to replace MLA L Dikho as a Cabinet Minister in the Manipur Government but to maintain the status quo.
In a memorandum to the NPF Central president, the forum alleged that the NSCN (IM) is “exerting pressure” to replace L Dikho as a Cabinet Minister and give the Cabinet berth to MLA Khashim Vashum.
The memorandum signed by convener of Norther Mao Circle, H Choro, Makhrei Padei Circle D Neli, Paomata Circle Daniel L Dholee and Laii Circle TH Philip said the people have full confidemce in the leadership of L Dikho and because of which the people of Senapati District in general and 48th Mao A/C in particular have given massive mandate to NPF candidate in the Lok Sabha elections.
“If the plan to replace a performing NPF Minister with another MLA without any valid reason is allowed to happen, it will set a very bad precedent for the NPF in future too,” it said.
The forum cautioned that if its wishes, sentiments and interests are not taken into account, they will be forced to resign from NPF membership along with their MLA L Dikho. “Further the people of 48th A/C will boycott NPF in all future elections if Shri L Dikho is replaced as a Cabinet Minister,” it warned.
Placing confidence and trust in the leadership of L Dikho, the forum said it will continue to support NPF and all its activities so long as their sentiments and interests are respected by maintaining status quo of the Cabinet ministerial berth and by nominating him as a NPF Cabinet Minister again in the event of a reshuffle. (Page News Service)