Amid the crisis in Meghalaya Congress after the resignation of 12 MLAs including former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma to join TMC, state working president James Lyngdoh resigned from the post on Wednesday.
Besides James Lyngdoh, former general secretary of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Manash Das Gupta also resigned from the Congress, citing “mismanagement” in the party.
“Despite serving the party for several years, the state leadership has stripped and sidelined me,” James Lyngdoh told media persons at Shillong Press Club on Wednesday.
He said, “The MPCC leadership wanted me to be removed as working president. They already sent a letter to the AICC seeking my removal. So, I myself instead decided to step down.”
In his resignation letter to All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary, KC Venugopal, James Lyngdoh, however, did not cite any reason for resigning from the party.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Congress has informed that James Lyngdoh was already removed as working president of MPCC for anti-party activities.
MPCC president and former Union minister Vincent H Pala on Wednesday proposed to the AICC, the names of party leaders to be appointed as working presidents and secretaries in the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee.
According to media reports, for the posts to working presidents, Pala has proposed the names of former MLA Deborah C Marak in place of Marthon M Sangma and MDC, PN Syiem in place of James Lyngdoh.
For the posts of secretaries Pala has proposed the names of Billykids Sangma, Grithalson Areng, E Oscar Phira and Manuel Badwar