Cong workers quit en-masse in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Mar 5 (UNI) Ahead of the Assembly elections to Baghmara constituency in Meghalaya, the Congress party suffered a setback, following en-masse resignation of its members of Baghmara Block Congress party.

The en-masse resignation of Congress workers in Baghmara constituency came to the fore after the Congress High Command allotted party ticket to Arjun Momin, son of late Sengran M Sangma.

Informing this here today, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) leader-in-charge of Garo Hills Jakir Sangma said the Block Congress Committee of Baghmara had recommended the names of Thinker Marak, Milan Sangma and Rangrik Sangma to the MPCC, but the AICC had allotted the ticket to Arjun Momin.

Election to Baghmara seat in South Garo Hills was countermanded, following the death of Congress MLA and candidate Sengran M Sangma on February 16. Repolling would be held there on March 22.

''This decision of the High Command to allot ticket to Mr Momin, a non-party member, angered the party workers,'' Mr Sangma said.

MPCC president O L Nongtdu, however, made it clear that the decision to allot ticket to Mr Momin was a unanimous one. ''Mr Arjun Momin is very much a party member,'' Mr Nongtdu added.

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