Shillong: Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai on Monday tendered his resignation from the post ahead of the crucial no-confidence motion against Speaker Abu Taher Mondal scheduled for Wednesday.
Shullai, who is also the NCP state President did not mention any reasons for his leaving the post even as he said the decision was a 'conscious' one reaffirming his 'commitment' to support the Mukul Sangma-led Congress government.
Accepting the resignation, Mondal said the resignation letter is in accordance with the rules and procedures of conduct of business in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly and hence it was accepted.
Shullai who was also present in the House vacated his seat next to the Leader of Opposition Donkupar Roy and joined the other members in the Treasury bench.
His resignation came two days ahead of a no-confidence motion moved against the Speaker for allotting less time for the Budget session even as the matter was listed for March 25.
Mondal was forced to admit the motion moved jointly by National Peoples Party legislator James K Sangma, United Democratic Party legislator Jemino Mawthoh, Hill State Peoples Democratic Party legislator Witting Mawsor and Independent legislator John Leslee Sangma after 12 members out of 60 stood up in support of the motion.