Admitting that he has "lost
majority" in the Congress Legislature Party, Meghalaya Chief
Minister D D Lapang on Sunday said he is ready to quit, paving the
way for his deputy Mukul Sangma to take over the reins.
Meghalaya appears to be heading for its fourth government in a little over two years, with senior Congress leader Mukul M Sangma likely to take over the mantle from beleaguered Chief Minister DD Lapang.
Meghalaya Chief Minister D D
Lapang on Thursday dismissed apprehensions of a split in the state
Congress unit in the wake of 16 dissident MLAs pressing the
Central leadership to remove him from the post.
Meghalaya Chief Minister DD Lapang on Saturday asked the leaders of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council to "surrender honourably", amid the crackdown on North-East militants by Bangladeshi security agencies.