Congress team arrives in Sikkim

Seven expelled members of the Sikkim unit of the Congress have been reinstated following review by the central leadership, AICC general secretary K Jayakumar said on Friday.

Updated: Jun 24, 2011, 14:39 PM IST

Gangtok: Seven expelled members of the Sikkim unit of the Congress have been reinstated following review by the central leadership, AICC general secretary K Jayakumar said on Friday.

The seven Congressmen, including K N Upreti, had earlier been expelled from the party by the Sikkim Pradesh Congress on alleged anti-party activities.
Jayakumar, who is in-charge of Sikkim and Tripura, said the Congress constitution provided for dissent and the expelled partymen had appealed to the higher authority.

On reviewing the matter, the Congress high command had decided to revoke the expulsion order, Jayakumar said.

A seven-member team of the Congress high-command is in the
state to address party members here on issues like the Lokpal Bill, corruption and black money.
Jayakumar, who is also the Sikkim and Tripura in-charge, told a press conference that the meeting was scheduled for Saturday and it was being held on the directions of the AICC.

The AICC had directed holding of such meetings in all State capitals to "dispel rumors that the Congress party was opposed to addressing the people`s concern over these issues".

PTI