Meghalaya speaker gives time to legislators who quit
Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Bindo M Lanong on Monday gave one week time to the two United Democratic Party legislators, who had resigned early this month, to make up their mind.india Updated: Apr 20, 2009 20:30 IST
Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Bindo M Lanong on Monday gave one week time to the two United Democratic Party (UDP) legislators, who had resigned early this month, to make up their mind.
UDP is a constituent of the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance which was in power before President's rule was imposed in the state on March 19.
MLAs Ampareen Lyngdoh and Nimarson Momin resigned on April one and three respectively following a political crisis, which led to imposition of Presidents rule.
Lyngdoh and Momin's names had not been forwarded to the Election Commission, Lanong said adding he was unable to act on their resignation, as he was busy with the Lok Sabha polls besides verifying the facts of their resignation letters.
He said he met Lyngdoh at his office this afternoon and suggested her to fully exercise her mind before taking a final decision.
Momin who was out of station had prayed for more time as he would be back in Shillong in the next few days.
Their resignation from the Assembly might have been done in haste and due to pressure, the speaker said adding that the MLAs could always withdraw the letter after a careful thought.
First Published: Apr 20, 2009 20:25 IST