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  1. Big setback for Congress, senior party leader AL Hek likely to join BJP tomorrow

Big setback for Congress, senior party leader AL Hek likely to join BJP tomorrow

In a boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the elections in Meghalaya, senior Congress leader and former cabinet minister A L Hek will be joining the saffron party tomorrow, party officials said today.

By: | Shillong | Updated: January 1, 2018 2:23 PM
meghalaya elections, meghalaya assembly polls, meghalaya assembly polls, BJP in meghalaya, congress, NCP, alexander hek, congress party, setback for congress, congress in megalaya The latest political development in Meghalaya comes at a time when nine sitting legislators, which include six from the ruling Congress, have resigned from the state Assembly to contest the polls on the ticket of National People’s Party (NPP), which is a part of the NDA. (PTI)

In a boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the elections in Meghalaya, senior Congress leader and former cabinet minister A L Hek will be joining the saffron party tomorrow, party officials said today. Hek, along with three other MLAs, will be officially inducted into the party at a rally at Golf Links ground, state BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh told PTI. They will be felicitated by Meghalaya election in-charge and Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons, BJP national general secretary in-charge of the Northeast Ram Madhav and North East Democratic Alliance convener and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma among others, he said. The other MLAs to join the BJP include Nationalist Congress Party’s Sanbor Shullai and Independents – Justine Dkhar and Robinus Syngkon, another leader of the party said on condition of anonymity.

Calls to contact the MLAs for comments remained unanswered. Last week, eight MLAs in Meghalaya, including five of the ruling Congress, resigned from the state Assembly. They will join the NDA constituent National People’s Party (NPP) on January 4.

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