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Lapang downplays Cong leaders quitting

 SHILLONG, Jan 3 - Senior Congress leader and former Meghalaya Chief Minister DD Lapang on Tuesday downplayed six party leaders quitting the party ahead of the Assembly elections and claimed that Congress is united in the State.

 “Those who are not comfortable have gone away and those who went on their own could not take lock, stock and barrel with them as the original Congress supporters are there,” Lapang who was removed from the party president post last week, said.

He claimed the party is united in Meghalaya and will get stronger.

Former Deputy CM Rowell Lyngdoh and former Cabinet Ministers Prestone Tynsong, AL Hek, Sniawbhalang Dhar, Comingone Ymbon and MLA Ngaitlang Dhar have all resigned and announced they would contest the 2018 Assembly election in National People’s Party (NPP) and BJP ticket.

Lapang backed Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to appoint four co-ordinators of the party who will be touring the State. – PTI

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