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  • Saturday, February, 2023| Today's Market | Current Time: 07:12:53
  • Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati: Bjp plans to field candidates in 40 seats in Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2023, BJP’s plan is a big setback for NPP and TMC in Meghalaya, with 3 MLAs including 2 of ruling NPP resigning from Meghalaya Assembly. Meghalaya’s ruling National People’s Party (NPP) and the opposition Trinamool Congress suffered a major setback.

    Two NPP MLAs and Trinamool MLAs resigned from the assembly membership. All three will join the BJP. They consider PM Narendra Modi as a role model. The three MLAs resigned as members of the 11th Assembly on Monday. He has decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.

    These MLAs are Benedict Marak and Farleen Sangma of the NPP and Himalaya Muktan Shangpliang of the TMC. With today’s resignation, the NPP MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly have come down from 23 to 21.On the other hand, with the resignation of one MLA, the tmc MLA’s strength came down to 11.

    The trio met Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh at the state secretariat and submitted their resignations to him. Meghalaya is ruled by the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance. The alliance has a total of 48 MLAs, including 23 from the NPP, in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. The BJP, along with its two MLAs, is an ally of the National People’s Party-led coalition government in the state. The BJP’s relations with the NPP have been souring for a few days now. However, the three defectors refrained from pointing fingers at the ruling coalition government.

    “The time will come when we will go to the election field and tell our points to the people,” Shangpliyang said. We are joining the BJP because we see Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a role model. PM Modi can change things. We think and we are confident that things will change for Meghalaya.Announcing his decision to join the BJP, he said, “We are planning to join the BJP very soon with the intention of development in all three states.” Shangpliang said Meghalaya needs rapid development. The state is grappling with several problems, including financial and law and order crises.

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to restructure its party machinery in Meghalaya by making organisational changes at all levels in the state ahead of the 2023 assembly elections. The party’s state president Ernest Mawrie has given this information. He today said the decision to restructure the organisation in the state office-bearers district and all mandals was significant as some non-BJP MLAs have also expressed their desire to contest the 2023 Assembly polls on BJP tickets.


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