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GUWAHATI, June 4 - Three out of the four legislators, who got elected to Lok Sabha from the State in the recent parliamentary polls, resigned from their membership of the Assam Legislative Assembly today.

BJP�s Kripanath Mallah and Pallab Lochan Das and Congress party�s Abdul Khaleque submitted their resignations as MLAs to Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami.

Mallah, Deputy Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, had represented the Ratabari seat. He also ceased to be the Deputy Speaker with his resignation as MLA. Das, also the State Minister for Labour & Employment and Tea Tribes Welfare, represented the Rangapara seat. Khaleque was the MLA from Jania.

In the recent Lok Sabha polls, Mallah got elected from the Karimganj parliamentary constituency, while Das and Khaleque won from the Tezpur and Barpeta constituencies respectively.

BJP MLA from Sonari Topon Kumar Gogoi, who is also the State Power Minister, is yet to submit his resignation as a member of the Legislative Assembly till the time of filing of this report. Gogoi had won the Lok Sabha polls from the Jorhat parliamentary seat.

Bypolls for these vacancies will be held within six months by the Election Commission.

Das and Gogoi are also expected to submit their resignations from the State ministry soon.

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3 MLAs quit House membership

GUWAHATI, June 4 - Three out of the four legislators, who got elected to Lok Sabha from the State in the recent parliamentary polls, resigned from their membership of the Assam Legislative Assembly today.

BJP�s Kripanath Mallah and Pallab Lochan Das and Congress party�s Abdul Khaleque submitted their resignations as MLAs to Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami.

Mallah, Deputy Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, had represented the Ratabari seat. He also ceased to be the Deputy Speaker with his resignation as MLA. Das, also the State Minister for Labour & Employment and Tea Tribes Welfare, represented the Rangapara seat. Khaleque was the MLA from Jania.

In the recent Lok Sabha polls, Mallah got elected from the Karimganj parliamentary constituency, while Das and Khaleque won from the Tezpur and Barpeta constituencies respectively.

BJP MLA from Sonari Topon Kumar Gogoi, who is also the State Power Minister, is yet to submit his resignation as a member of the Legislative Assembly till the time of filing of this report. Gogoi had won the Lok Sabha polls from the Jorhat parliamentary seat.

Bypolls for these vacancies will be held within six months by the Election Commission.

Das and Gogoi are also expected to submit their resignations from the State ministry soon.