Meghalaya News


Rowell Lyngdoh to lead Congress exodus to NPP

SHILLONG, Nov 13: Veteran politician, senior Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh on Monday revealed that he, along with a few other legislators, will soon join the National People’s Party (NPP) once the dates of the Assembly elections are announced.
Lyngdoh said as they were elected from the Congress party, they will remain with the party till the very last moment. The veteran politician further expressed his confidence that the NPP will perform exceptionally well in the upcoming 2018 polls.
It may be mentioned that a group of Congress legislators like Rowell Lyngdoh, Prestone Tynsong, Sniawbhalang Dhar and Ngaitlang Dhar have already made their intentions clear to contest the upcoming Assembly elections on  NPP tickets.
Claiming that the party has very good chances in many constituencies that are presently held by MLAs of other parties, Lyngdoh also expressed the confidence that Nongstoin constituency, which is a stronghold of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), may come in NPP’s kitty.
The Nongstoin constituency is a stronghold of the HSPDP and it has not seen an MLA from another party for a very long time.
When asked, Lyngdoh said that Ranikor constituency is in question and it may go to Congress party.