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Paul hits back at rebels over dissolution row

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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: KHNAM president Paul Lyngdoh has hit back at the rebels in the party led by general secretary Pyndapborthiaw Lyngdoh for terming that the decision of the General Council to dissolve the party as ‘unconstitutional’.

“I am really surprised over Saiborne’s claims. If the General Council meeting was not held as per the constitutional provision of the party then he (Saiborne), at the first place, should not have attending the meeting,” Lyngdoh told The Shillong Times on Sunday.

The KHNAM president observed that Saiborne’s presence at the meeting is proof enough that he endorsed the decision of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) for convening of the General Council.

“Saiborne sat in the meeting for more than six hours,” Lyngdoh said while adding that not only he but even his supporters had been given the opportunity to speak during the meeting to express their opinion.

“He (Saiborne) even signed in the register of the people who attended the General Council meet. This in itself is proof that he has been a part and parcel of the decision taken at the General Council meeting,” the former Union Minister said.

Lyngdoh pointed out that Saiborne’s attitude is a classic example of a man who agrees to the proposed engagement with a woman.

“But later on the man realises it was a mistake and instead blames his parents for forcing him to get engaged,” the KHNAM president added.

He further maintained that the rule of the majority should prevail, while adding, “It really hurts to see that the KHNAM general secretary is trying to bulldoze his stand over dissolution of the party despite being in the minority.”

Earlier, KHNAM rebel group led by Pyndapborthiaw Saiborne had lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Officer (CEO) P Naik on Friday, alleging that the dissolution of KHNAM is not legal since it does not meet the requisite constitutional provisions of the party.

According to Saiborne, the primary units of the party in Khasi and Jaintia Hills were also not consulted before taking the decision to dissolve the party.

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