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Meghalaya deputy CM resigns

Mukul Sangma's resignation is a fallout of last Friday's firing in Garo hills region.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2005 01:46 IST

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Mukul Sangmaon Fridayresigned from the Congress-led government.

AICC secretary Mabel Rebellosaid in the state capitalthat Sangma, holding the Home and Education portfolios in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government, owned moral responsibility for last Friday's firing and resigned from his post.

Sangma, one of the two deputy chief ministers in Lapang cabinet, submitted the resignation letter to the Chief Minister in Rebello's presence.

The firing by police and CRPF at Tura and Williamnagar in Garo hills region claimed nine lives and injured more than 100 people.