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Arunachal CM, Assembly Speaker condole Sheila Dixit’s death
 ITANAGAR, July 20 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has condoled the sudden death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, who breathed her last at a private hospital in New Delhi this afternoon.

“Deeply shocked and saddened to know passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dixit. My sincere condolence to her bereaved family and pray to almighty to give them strength to bear the irreparable loss. Rest In Peace!,” Khandu stated in a tweet.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona has also mourned the sudden demise of the former Delhi Chief Minister. In a condolence message, Sona said, “I’m deeply saddened by the news about passing away of Sheila Dikshit ji, former Chief Minister of Delhi and senior political leader. My heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.” The Speaker also prayed for the eternal peace of her departed soul.

MPC snaps ties with ZPM in Mizoram

Aizawl, July 20 - The Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) today said it has snapped ties with the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), a coalition of small parties, after the latter was accorded the status of a political party.

The MPC was one of the seven parties that formed the ZPM which was registered as a single political party by the Election Commission on July 8.

The ZPM partners had won eight seats in the 40-member Mizoram Assembly election held in November last year.

“The ZPM is no longer a coalition as it has been registered with the Election Commission. The MPC has not held any deliberation on dissolving the party and amalgamating it with the ZPM,” senior MPC leader V Lalthazuala told the media. The party wants to forge an alliance with like-minded entities without having to dissolve it, he said, adding that the ZPM and the MPC can also be allies.

“There was no need for the ZPM to become a political party as it managed to win eight seats in elections to the 40-member State Assembly held in November last year,” Lalthazuala added. – PTI

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