Af­ter five party MLAs quit, for­mer CM La­pang re­moved as Megha­laya Congress pres­i­dent

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

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.

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