in Manipur have submitted their resignation from the Legislative Assembly and also quit the party on Tuesday.
The six legislators who had handed over resignation letters to Speaker Yumnam Khemchand Singh the previous night, formally informed the Congress office here about leaving the party.
"Six Cong MLAs of Manipur have submitted their resignation letters to the Congress office," Hareshwar Goshwami, General Secretary, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, told PTI.
The six are among the eight Congress legislators who had defied a party whip on Monday and skipped the one-day session of the assembly, in which the BJP-led N Biren Singh government had comfortably won the confidence vote. Those giving up their assembly membership as well as saying goodbye to the party included Okram Henry Singh, nephew of Congress Legislature Party leader,
Okram Ibobi Singh
Other legislators are- Oinam Lukhoi,
Md Abdul Nasir
, Paonam Brojen, Ngamthang Haokip and Ginsuanhau. Secretary of the Manipur Assembly
M Ramani Devi
told PTI that the speaker has accepted resignation of five of them and their assembly seats have been declared as vacant.
The disqualification case of the sixth MLA P Brojen is already pending with the Speaker's Tribunal, which would be taken up on August 14, she said.