Nagaland : Yung Aung takes over as Chairman of NSCN (K)

Imphal(Manipur) , Aug 18 :The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) today unanimously elected Yung Aung as the new acting chairman of the party, impeaching Lt. Gen. Khango for violating the principles of the party, stated a press release issued to South Asia views .

On Friday, Khango Konyak was removed from the post of Chairman of NSCN-K and founder chairman SS Khaplang’s nephew was elected as the new ‘acting Chairman of NSCN-K’.

It may be recalled after NSCN leader Khaplang passed away last year, the leadership was handed over to the senior most leader Khango Konyak.

However, today’s release said that an impeachment motion in compliance with the constitution of the NSCN was conducted, and Khango was found guilty of various charges including ‘Absolute control of power and functions without collective leadership.’

The statement said that his impeachment had become necessary to save the party from further breakdown and confusion, it added.

All powers, functions and privileges he had been enjoying have been withdrawn with immediate effect stated , the communique signed by emergency session chairman, Kilonser Chowangsing .

The statement made it clear that the party shall reserve its respect and honour for him in his position as the senior-most party member. It also said in recognition of his long service towards the cause of the nation, he has been allowed a safe passage from the party unharmed.
The new acting chairman of the outfit, Yung Aung was elected by the Myanmar based NSCN-K members with a of majority of votes ‘unanimously’.

45 -year old Yung Aung is a Post Graduate in Political Science from Manipur University and is from the Tangshan tribe. He was very close to Late Khaplang and trained in China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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