Nagaland Peoples’ Front (NPF) on Wednesday suspended Rajya Sabha member KG Kenye from primary membership of the party for voting in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The NPF treated KG Kenye’s support to the CAB as an “anti-party activity” as it has been opposed to the NDA government’s decision to pass the bill to grant citizenship to the “persecuted” Hindu Bangladehis.
On Tuesday, the NPF Central Executive Council (CEC) and central office bearers (COB) referred the matter to Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) for further action.
The NPF on Tuesday had invited KG Kenye to explain his position as to why he had voted in favour of the CAB in the Rajya Sabha.
The Disciplinary Action Committee of NPF on Wednesday, after going through the recommendations of the Central Executive Council found Kenye’s action to be “anti-party”, and decided to suspend him.
K G Kenye on December 21 had resigned from the post of secretary general of Naga People’s Front. But, he had not resigned from the party.
His resignation came a day after he was issued a show-cause notice by the NPF disciplinary action committee for voting in favour of the CAB in the Parliament.
Kenye had clarified that he had voted in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as it granted exemption to Nagaland under provision of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) 1873.