KHNAM gets jolt from ECI

Shillong, Oct 12: With the recognition of the party pending with the Election Commission of India, the candidate of the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) for the Mawryngkneng by election, Esron Marwein will now have to contest as an independent candidate.
This was informed today by KHNAM president, Adelbert Nongrum who said that as date of scrutiny has passed the returning officer for Mawryngkneng suggested the candidate should fight then poll as an independent.
Nongrum also said that Pyndap Saibon who has been at loggerheads with him (Nongrum) had complained to the ECI that there is a dispute in the party and no one has been authorized to sign Form A and Form B.
As on date there are no authorized office bearers of the KHNAM on the record of the ECI since there is an ongoing internal dispute within the party.
Meanwhile, Marwein said that though he will be contesting as an independent candidate for the by-election, but he will not part ways with the KHNAM.
He also claimed that he has the support of both factions of the party for the by-election.