Shillong, Aug 25 (IANS): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar dissolved the party's Meghalaya unit on Friday after his 12 legislators in the State joined the National People's Party (NPP), a party official said.
The dissolution of Meghalaya NCP came hours after Purno A Sangma launched the NPP.
Sangma's sons James K Sangma and Conrad K Sangma were among the dozen of NCP legislators who joined the new party. Conrad is Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Assembly.
However, Sangma's daughter Agatha Sangma, a minister in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre, will continue to be part of the NCP till 2014.
"Pawar has dissolved the Meghalaya NCP State unit due to the anti-party activities," NCP's central observer for northeastern States Robert Kharshiing said. He, however, added that an ad-hoc committee has been constituted with NCP legislator Sanbor Shullai as its convenor. Shullai is the deputy speaker of the Meghalaya Assembly.