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Prakash to submit reporton Cong crisis in Meghalaya to AICC Chief

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Shillong, Aug 9 (UNI) AICC leader in-charge Meghalaya Maj(Retd) Ved Prakash today said he would submit a detailed report of his observations on the infighting in the congress legislature party in the state to AICC president Sonia Gandhi.

Ms Gandhi has directed Maj Prakash to rush to the capital in the backdrop of at least 15 dissident Congress legislators, demanding re-instatement of former Chief Minister DD Lapang as their Congress Legislature Party leader.

Recently, Mr Lapang, who led the rebel Congress MLAs to AICC headquarters, informed Ms Gandhi on the need to change the present Chief Minister JD Rymbai claiming that the latter no more enjoyed the majority in the CLP.

The dissident Congress MLAs proposed Mr Lapang's re-instatement, accusing his successor J D Rymbai as ''inefficient'' to lead the government ahead of the 2008 assembly election.

On June 15, Mr Lapang proposed his close-aide JD Rymbai as his successor after 17 Congress legislators accused him of indulging in ''manipulative politics''.

The AICC leader, who had been camping here for the past four days, to assess the political turmoil within his party, said he would submit his report to AICC president tomorrow to enable her to take a final decision.

Today, Maj Prakash held separate meeting with Chief Minister J D Rymbai and Mr Lapang to iron out their differences before leaving for the national capital tomorrow.

''I will incorporate the views of all Congress legislators, including party workers, on my report on the present situation in the state,'' Maj. Prakash told UNI here while refusing to give his observations.

The AICC leader said his main task was mainly to galvanise the party, which had lost its image, and to ensure political stability.

''Everybody want to restore the good image of the party before the state assembly election,'' he asserted.

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