8 Congress Legislators to resign today, 2 NPP senior leaders to join BJP

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Story highlights

  • The eight sitting legislators of Meghalaya Congress will resign today
  • These MLAs will formally join NPP on January 4 during a public rally
  • Two NPP senior leaders recently quit the party in Garo Hills

The game of Election has begun and all the political parties taking part in this will gain profit on one hand and on the other will have to bear some losses as well. In the series of Profit and Loss, eight sitting MLAs of Meghalaya Congress will resign from the party today.

8 MLAs to join NPP on Jan 4 

The eight sitting Legislators of Meghalaya Congress will now be recognized as the NPP leaders as they are resigning from their posts and quitting the party today. The announcement was made before but now the formal process will be done.

This decision of the MLAs came after the resignation of the veteran leader PM Syiem from the Congress.

Congress legislator and KHADC chief executive member PN Syiem recently resigned from the post in Congress. After his decision, eight other legislators decided to resign from the party to join National People’s Party(NPP).

NPP state president WR Kharlukhi said on Tuesday that the eight legislators after quitting from the Assembly will formally join NPP on January 4 at Polo Grounds.

The eight legislators include Sniawbhalang Dhar (Nartiang), Comingone Ymbon (Raliang), Hopeful Bamon (Sutnga Saipung), Stephanson Mukhim (Amlarem), Prestone Tynsong (Pynursla), Remington Pyngrope (Mawkynrew), Rowell Lyngdoh (Mawkyrwat) and Ngaitlang Dhar (Umroi).

All these Legislators will submit their resignation letters to the Assembly Speaker today.

Of the eight legislators, five are Congress leaders, one belongs to UDP while two are Independents.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has already downplayed the desertion of the MLAs, saying it would not affect the party in the upcoming polls.

Earlier, three MDCs also joined National People’s Party, giving it more strength to contest the upcoming elections in the state for 60 assembly seats.

The MDCs includes HS Shylla, Jansing Tynsong, and Pyniaid Sing Syiem.

Two NPP senior leaders quit the party to join BJP

On one hand, National People’s Party(NPP) has gained eight MLAs and on the other hand, it is losing two of its senior leaders who will join Bhartiya Janta Party soon.

Two former legislators and senior NPP functionaries in Garo Hills have resigned from the party after being denied tickets to contest the Assembly elections early next year.

Former MLAs of Kharkutta and Bajengdoba, Omillo K Sangma and John Manner Marak, have tendered their resignation from NPP.

After this resignation, they are expected to join BJP in a public rally organized to welcome them at Mendal village under Bajengdoba constituency on Friday.

BJP state president Shibun Lyngdoh is also expected to attend the function.

This is not the first time when BJP has gained any leader from the NPP as before this, MLA from Baghmara, Satto R Marak, resigned from NPP after being denied the party ticket and joined BJP.

This is making grounds for BJP in the state for the upcoming assembly elections.

As there is only a month left for the Legislative Assembly Election of 60 seats, the political parties are all set with their election strategies to win the race of Assembly seats and for this, some are changing their existing parties for the elections.

Also Read: Meghalaya: MPCC is Set to Issue Showcause Notice to Rebel Legislators


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