Guwahati: Congress legislators Ampareen Lyngdoh and Mohendro Rapsang have quit their assembly memberships and joined the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya. They were part of the group of 5 MLAs who were suspended by Congress in February after they supported Sangma’s Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government, which also has BJP’s support.
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Lyngdoh in her letter to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said, “Recent developments within the party have led me to believe that it has lost its sense of direction. There has been a pressing need for the party and its leadership to reflect on this. Sincere and honest attempts to lead such self-introspection, I believe, have failed. The party has lost touch with the people of Meghalaya, and I no longer believe it is the best platform for me to serve them.” Meghalaya goes to polls early next year.
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Last February, AICC approved suspension of the remaining 5 Congress MLAs for supporting the MDA government.