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BJP leader Ram Madhav credits PM Modi for induction of Meghalaya Congress MLAs

In a major blow to the Mukul Sangma-led Congress government in Meghalaya, five MLAs resigned from the state Assembly to join the BJP-ally National People's Party.

Published: 02nd January 2018 12:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd January 2018 12:41 PM   |  A+A-

BJP's National General Secretary Ram Madhav.

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav on Tuesday credited Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's call-'Meghalaya for Change-Meghalaya for BJP', for the induction of four Meghalaya Congress MLAs in the party. 

"In Meghalaya today, 4 MLAs from Congress n other parties will join BJP together with other elected members n hundreds of supporters. 'Meghalaya for Change - Meghalaya for BJP' is PM's call," reads Madhav's tweet. 

On December 30 last year, in a major blow to the Mukul Sangma-led Congress government in Meghalaya, five of its MLAs, including former deputy chief minister Rowell Lyngdoh, resigned from the state Assembly to join the National People's Party (NPP), an ally of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Three more legislators have also resigned from the Assembly to join the NPP, which include Remington Pyngrope from United Democratic Party and Independents Stephanson Mukhim and Hopeful Bamon.

The development comes ahead of assembly elections, scheduled to be held in February.

The Congress now has been left with 24 MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. 

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