In yet another dramatic political stir the Mizoram Congress disciplinary action committee on Monday sacked R Lalzirliana, Vice President of Mizoram PCC.
At a press briefing at Congress Bhavan C Lalpianthanga, Chairman of the disciplinary committee said the party has been trying to avoid sacking of their vice president but it was inevitable under the present circumstances.
“He has been the pillar of strength in the party, our guiding force while in opposition, but for the larger interests of the party we have to issue the order,” C Lalpianthanga said.
Earlier the Congress Disciplinary Committee served the vice president, who is also the Home Minister of Mizoram, a show cause notice asking him to clarify several statements which he had made in the local media which the committee saw as disloyal to the Congress party.
“The committee has learned that despite our plea to clarify several statements you have made, you derided the show cause notice served, and went on to make several moves that can hamper the integrity of the Congress party. We have no other option but to issue the order,” said the disciplinary statement.
On Friday R Lalzirliana, the vice president of Mizoram PCC tendered his resignation from the post of cabinet minister after Disciplinary Committee of MPCC issued him a show-cause notice and sought explanation after he said that different political parties had made offer to him for the upcoming assembly election.
Lalzirliana said that his resignation is mainly due to the Congress led Government’s failure declare Saitual as a full-fledged district, as promised by the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
Saitual is the major town of Tawi constituency, from where Lalzirliana representing for fourth term in the Assembly.