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TMC’s Meghalaya vice-president George B Lyngdoh resigns

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SHILLONG, Dec 2: The opposition TMC’s Meghalaya vice-
president George B Lyngdoh resigned from the party on
Saturday, citing “personal circumstances”.
Lyngdoh was among the 12 Congress MLAs who joined the TMC
in 2021, making it the main opposition party in the state
overnight. He fought the assembly elections, held earlier this
year, on a TMC ticket from Umroi and 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.
“This decision is driven by personal circumstances,” he added.
A copy of the letter was sent to TMC’s national general
secretary Abhishek Banerjee as well.
Lyngdoh was tipped to be the TMC’s candidate for the Shillong
Lok Sabha seat in the 2024 elections. There were also
speculations that he might join the ruling NPP, which he had
rejected.
He is the second TMC leader to leave the party. Earlier, TMC
MLA Himalaya M Shangpliang switched over to the BJP, and
later joined the NPP.
The NPP has already announced state minister Ampareen
Lyngdoh and MP Agatha K Sangma as its candidates for the
Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats, respectively. (PTI)

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