Meghalaya Power Minister Comingone Ymbon resigns

Meghalaya Power Minister Comingone Ymbon resigned from Meghalaya Government citing personal reasons.

“I hereby tender my resignation as Minister i/c Power, GAD and CnRD w.e.f. from today the 4th December 2017 on personal grounds,” Ymbon said in a letter to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

Ymbon was sworn in as the power minister last August. Ymbon’s resignation comes after two Independent legislators – Robinus Syngkon and Rophul Marak – withdrew support to the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance Government.

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The development took place while Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma was in the national capital along with the MPCC President DD Lapang to support Rahul Gandhi’s candidature for Congress’ Presidentship.

Meghalaya is gearing up for elections next year and at least six other Congress legislators including former deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh and his cabinet colleagues Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar have announced that they will not seek party ticket for 2018 Assembly Elections.

Earlier CM Mukul Sangma had lashed out on the independent MLAs for criticizing the government and said that this was the only way for them to reach out the people of the state for them. He also informed that there are four sitting MLAs from Garo Hills and one independent MLA from Khasi Hills who had expressed their willingness to contest the election on a Congress ticket.

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