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Trouble brews for Mukul

Shillong, Aug. 6: Rebellion appears to be brewing in the Meghalaya Congress as party leaders continue to camp in New Delhi to lodge complaints before the high command against the Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government under Mukul Sangma’s leadership.

Both Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi have been “apprised” of the current state of affairs in Meghalaya by the state Congress leadership led by PCC chief D.D. Lapang.

Today, Lapang along with two senior cabinet ministers — H.D.R. Lyngdoh and Prestone Tynsong — and former Assembly Speaker Martin M. Danggo, met Rahul in New Delhi where, among others, the functioning of the state government was reportedly discussed.

According to a communiqué issued on behalf of Lapang, the state leaders apprised Rahul of the way the present Congress government was functioning, which has allegedly led to dissatisfaction, insecurity, and mushrooming of militant outfits.

“The mushrooming of militant outfits has created insecurity among citizens,” the communiqué said.

Lyngdoh, Prestone and Danggo have reportedly expressed their displeasure and acknowledged the dissatisfaction against the chief minister’s leadership.

The delegation requested Rahul to intervene in order to straighten out the differences.

Rahul reportedly promised to take up the issues raised with the AICC president and promised to iron out them at the earliest.

Yesterday, Lapang and Tynsong met Sonia and reportedly apprised her of the dissatisfaction against the state government.

They also said the relationship between ministers, legislators and senior party leaders has deteriorated in view of the absence of proper leadership in the government.