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Meghalaya Deputy Speaker resigns

By Correspondent

SHILLONG, March 23 � Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai today resigned from his post ahead of a crucial no-confidence motion against Speaker Abu Taher Mondal.

Shullai, in his resignation letter, said that he was resigning from the post of Deputy Speaker �to further strengthen the government� and that his support to the government would remain.

Shullai is from Nationalist Congress Party, which is supporting the Congress-led Government. There is another NCP member, M Sangma in the 60-member House.

�To further strengthen the MUA Government and for the overall good of the people and the State as a whole....I have taken this conscious decision to tender my resignation,� Shullai said in his letter, which was read out by the Speaker in the House.

Meanwhile, the no-confidence motion against the Speaker would be taken up on Wednesday, the last day of the Budget session of the Assembly. The motion has been tabled by the Opposition.

The MUA Government enjoys a comfortable majority with 42 members, which includes 29 from Congress, two NCP and 11 Independents.

It is unclear if a new Deputy Speaker would be appointed before the motion is taken up, or if the Chairman, RV Lyngdoh would take the chair during the crucial motion.

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Meghalaya Deputy Speaker resigns

SHILLONG, March 23 � Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai today resigned from his post ahead of a crucial no-confidence motion against Speaker Abu Taher Mondal.

Shullai, in his resignation letter, said that he was resigning from the post of Deputy Speaker �to further strengthen the government� and that his support to the government would remain.

Shullai is from Nationalist Congress Party, which is supporting the Congress-led Government. There is another NCP member, M Sangma in the 60-member House.

�To further strengthen the MUA Government and for the overall good of the people and the State as a whole....I have taken this conscious decision to tender my resignation,� Shullai said in his letter, which was read out by the Speaker in the House.

Meanwhile, the no-confidence motion against the Speaker would be taken up on Wednesday, the last day of the Budget session of the Assembly. The motion has been tabled by the Opposition.

The MUA Government enjoys a comfortable majority with 42 members, which includes 29 from Congress, two NCP and 11 Independents.

It is unclear if a new Deputy Speaker would be appointed before the motion is taken up, or if the Chairman, RV Lyngdoh would take the chair during the crucial motion.