Shillong ( Meghalaya), Dec 19 : With assembly elections due in the state early next year the resignations and joining of new political parties in the state continues .
Today , Congress leader and former state minister Dr. Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh and Mohendro Rapsang quit the party and as legislators and joined the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) here at a induction ceremony held at Madan Iewrynghep in presence Chief Minister & NPP National President , Conrad Sangma , Deputy Chief Minister & NPP National Vice President Prestone Tynsong , Rajya Sabha MP & NPP State President W. R . Kharlukhi and other senior party leaders .
Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh represented the East Shillong Assembly Constituency while Mohendro Rapsang represented the West Shillong Assembly Constituency .
Both the Senior Congress leaders were earlier suspended from the Congress Party .
The NPP is an ally of the BJP in present MDA government .
“I have tendered my formal resignation from @INCIndia” ,the leader wrote on Twitter on Monday morning, along with a copy of the letter, tagging Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
In the letter, Dr Lyngdoh pointed out that she has been “a foot soldier of the Congress for most part of my life”. “However, 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 the leadership to reflect on this. Sincere and honest attempts to lead such self-introspection I believe have failed,” the letter reads.
The Congress has “lost touch with the people of Meghalaya”, her letter further reads, adding, “… and I no longer believe it is the best platform for me to serve them.”
The developments comes after BJP sounded the poll bugle in the state with PM Modi’s visit here on Sunday .
— Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh (@ampareenlyngdoh) December 19, 2022