Shillong: The split within political party that stems up from the influential Khasi Students Union (KSU) with an entity of the Khun Hyyniewtrep National Awakeneing Movement (KHNAM) is wide open.
Two days after the lone member of the legislative Assembly (MLA) of the KHNAM Adelberth Nongrum came out into the public domain by claiming that he has taken over the rein as the President of the party based on the recognition given by the election commission of India (ECI), Pyndapbor saiborne came out with a strong chide on Wednesday.
Speaking to newsmen in Shillong on Wednesday, Saiborne accused Nongrum of indulging in ‘deceit and illegal actions’ that is not in consonance with the constitution of the party. “He might have written to the election commission of India but he bypassed each and every legitimate rules that is laid in our constititution”.
“The President and other functionaries should be elected by a genereal convention, when has that convention held to declare anyone as President”, quipped Saiborne, while iterating in the strongest word that “it is a deceit that has made everyone of us in the central executive committee flummoxed” Saiborne also questioned on how and when was the CEC dissolved as per the party constitution that he (Nongrum)should announced his ascendancy to the post of President, adding, “we have brief the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on the matter and if needed be we will take a step further to stake our claims as the genuine political identity.
Casting aspersion on the lone KHNAM legislator of being erratic when he could not give a call on candidates in seven central executive meetings, Saiborne said, “ We have not deride the old spirits of having a consensus on anything but no one can be given an extra yard in matters that we should take decision”.
Pyndap bor Saiborne has already made it clear that Thomas Passah and Rocky Hek will be the candidates from Jaiaw and Mawkhar-Pynthor-umkhrah seats for the district council polls. It is learnt that this did not go well with Adelberth Nongrum , a reason that placed the KHNAM in a quandary.