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2 Cong MLAs resign in Nagaland

india Updated: Feb 14, 2009 23:23 IST
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Amid preparations for coming Lok Sabha elections, the opposition Congress on Saturday received a major jolt in Nagaland with two of its sitting MLAs resigning from the assembly without citing any reason.

Assembly secretariat sources said Kejong Chang and Aloh Konyak resigned from Tuensang Sadar and Tizit seats respectively and Speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie accepted their papers.

Although Aloh could not be contacted for comment, Kejong told newsmen that as an MLA they have some commitment to the people in providing roads, schools and other development activities indicating that was not possible for him in the present situation.

Leader of the opposition Chingwang Konyak said he had not received any formal communication from the two MLAs but their resignation will have no impact on the poll prospects of Congress.

"I don't think they have any genuine reason for their resignation. I only wish to say if they do not want to work for the people who elected them, it is for them to decide. But their resignation won't have any impact on poll prospects because the UPA is coming back to power in coming Lok Sabha election, Chingwang told reporters.