Shillong, May 4: The disciplinary committee of Meghalaya PCC will meet next week to deliberate on the nature of action to be taken against senior leader R.G. Lyngdoh who decided to quit the party recently.
PCC president .L. Nongtdu today said the disciplinary committee would discuss if Lyngdoh was liable to be suspended for his remarks against the Congress leadership.
Lyngdoh last week said there was no proper leadership in the Congress, which has weakened the party.
Besides, the infighting in the Congress has cost the party of a number of leaders, he said. Nongtdu said the party has sent a showcause notice to Lyngdoh, but has not received any feedback from him.
Since we have not received any explanation from Lyngdoh, the disciplinary committee of the state Congress has decided to meet and take appropriate action, Nongtdu said. The maximum punishment for anti-party activities would be six years of suspension from the Congress, he said.
Lyngdoh had opted out of the March Assembly elections citing lack of proper direction in the Congress.
Another senior Congress leader and former chief minister, J.D. Rymbai, quit the party and contested the election on a United Democratic Party (UDP) ticket.
Lyngdohs sister, who also quit the Congress, contested and won the Laitumkhrah seat on a UDP ticket. With Lok Sabha elections a year away, there are indications that Lyngdoh may contest the lone Shillong seat. The UDP has begun efforts to woo Lyngdoh.