Shillong (Meghalaya) Dec 2: The opposition TMC’s Meghalaya vice-president George B Lyngdoh resigned from the party today, citing “personal circumstances”.
George Lyngdoh along with 11 Congress MLAs joined the TMC in 2021 making it the main opposition party in the state .
He fought the assembly elections, held earlier this year, on a TMC ticket from Umroi but lost.
“I hereby tender my resignation as vice-president, TMC Meghalaya as well as president of Umroi TMC Block Committee with immediate effect,” Lyngdoh said, in a letter to the party’s state president Charles Pyngrope.
The resignation letter was also sent to TMC’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee .
Lyngdoh was likely to be TMC’s candidate for the Shillong Lok Sabha seat in the 2024 elections. There were also rumours that he would join the ruling NPP, which he outrightly rejected.
He is the second TMC leader to leave the party after former TMC MLA Himalaya M Shangpliang switched over to the BJP, and later joined the NPP.