IMPHAL, October 17: The emergence of fake revolutionaries along with the involvement of state security forces, commandos and drug addicts in making monetary demands in the name of KCP has diluted the revolutionary movement and become a major factor for social degradation, stated chief advisor of KCP (MTF), City Meitei during an interview with a group of media persons at an undisclosed region of the Northeast recently.
He further asserted that KCP (MTF) has been adhering to its earlier decision of not taking any monetary donation from the public since 2008, and appealed to the people to inform the leaders timely if anyone comes for monetary demand in the name of the outfit.
Clarifying on the emergence of several factions of KCP, City Meitei stated that the MTF was formed in March 2004 as a constituent body of the KCP to monitor the works of private hospitals and banks which have been extracting huge amount of money from the poor people of the state and not for making monetary demands.
He was made the commander of MTF as per a high level meeting which was attended by the then chairman Leibakmacha and other members of advisory committee. The MTF was also empowered to rectify the ill-behaviour amongst the cadres, the chief advisor noted.
Unfortunately, the chief commander Lamphel Luwangcha was expelled from the outfit and he began to work separately from the central committee since May 2005. However, he remained close to the higher authority of the outfit, City recalled.
He further stated that the MTF expanded its operations with the recruitment of more cadres. Amongst those new recruits, there was one lady Nongmeikapam Ibecha alias Lakshmi of Mayang Imphal Chiraipokpi who had shown good performance during few months. Later her husband Naorem Priyokumar alias Kesho Meitei also joined the outfit and began to work with them.
Upon his good performance, Kesho Meitei was made the deputy commander and entrusted with him several responsibilities. Kesho took over the charge of the commander after he was arrested from Bangalore in January 2009, he stated.
City further noted that they parted their ways after he tried to intervene in the wrongdoings of Kesho Meitei who has misused the fund collected by the outfit. Kesho has bought a fish farm measuring about four hectares at Mayang Imphal Sagaisabipat and a residential plot at Wangkhei Yonglan Leirak.
Kesho had also handed over Rs. one crore thirty lakh to one lady from Mayang Imphal Konchak Chegai and further handed over Rs. 85 lakh to a person from Mayang Imphal Chirai for a contract work at Guwahati Airport, City added.
The chief advisor further announced Rs. one lakh fifty thousand cash reward to any person who can give the whereabouts of Kesho Meitei and Ibecha who have been absconding from the party.
Source: Imphal Free Press