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‘I will resign to make way for Conrad’

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SHILLONG, May 13: Former Lok Sabha MP from Tura constituency and spokesperson of the National People’s Party (NPP), Agatha Sangma said the party is yet to decide from which constituency Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will contest the election.

However, one of the options is to relinquish her MLA seat from Tura and make way for Conrad.
Speaking to The Sentinel via phone, Sangma said, “We’ve not taken any concrete decision on this matter. However, one option is that I’ll resign from my position as an MLA to make way for Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to contest the election from the Tura constituency.” Sangma, however, said presently she can’t give much information concerning the issue but after everything gets finalized within the party, it would soon be made public.

Responding to a query, she further added that the NPP would soon convene a meeting to discuss on that matter as the elections has to be conducted within six months after the government is formed.

On being asked whether she will contest the upcoming MP elections from Tura seat next year, Sangma said, “We’ve not decided about it yet because we will first have to discuss this matter with the party and also with the government as I can’t make any comments regarding this issue right now.”

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