After five party MLAs quit, former CM Lapang removed as Meghalaya Congress president
New Delhi: A day after five Congress MLAs resigned from the Meghalaya Assembly to contest upcoming polls on the ticket of NDA-affiliated National People’s Party (NPP), Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday removed former Chief Minister D.D. Lapang as state unit president and replaced him with Celestine Lyngdoh, reports IANS.
Lyngdoh is a cabinet Minister in Chief Minister Mukul Sangma’s cabinet. Vincent H. Pala, who is a Lok Sabha MP from Shillong, has been appointed PCC working president.
However, in a bid to assuage Lapang, Gandhi has appointed him as advisor of Pradesh Congress Committee.