"Congress strongly demands the removal of Imkong L Imchen from the Council of Ministers since he has already been chargesheeted by Wokha Police for his criminal conduct during the recently concluded state assembly elections," NPCC chief SI Jamir told reporters in Kohima.
Imchen’s continuance in the cabinet has become untenable until he is proved innocent in the court of law, he said after submitting representations to Governor Ashwani Kumar and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in Kohima.
If the Minister is not removed within the next fortnight, Opposition NPCC will launch agitation and boycott the 50th anniversary celebration of statehood, he said.
The police had filed the chargesheet against Imchen in the district court on November 4 nearly nine months after his arrest on February 18 with cash Rs 1.10 crore, arms, ammunition and liquor at Wokha.


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