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Post of Parliamentary Secretairy dubbed ‘Unconstitutional’

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SHILLONG, Oct 16: In the backdrop of a Supreme Court ruling which had declared the post of Parliamentary Secretary as ‘unconstitutional’, a resident of West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district has sought the immediate disqualification of 17 legislators who are holding these posts in the state.

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Meghalaya has a dearth of leadership, says BJP leader

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SHILLONG, Oct 16: The saffron brigade has stated that there is a leadership crisis in all the political parties of Meghalaya except the BJP and has attributed this to the recent shifting of allegiance of legislators and workers of several political parties.
 Stating that there is a leadership crisis in all political parties except BJP, media convener spokesperson and panelist of the BJP Assam Pradesh Rupam Goswami said this is the reason why the legislators from other political parties are joining the saffron brigade.

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2 pachyderms die in SWGH

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TURA, Oct 16: Two elephants were found dead early on Monday morning near the village of Jelajuripara in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district apparently after being electrocuted on Sunday night.
The two elephants, which were found in identical positions, were reportedly going towards Bangladesh from India when they allegedly walked into live electrical lines leading to their deaths.

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Ronnie calls Congress deserters self serving politicians

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SHILLONG, Oct 16: The legislators who have deserted the Congress party and are joining other political parties are ‘self serving politicians’ according to Congress minister, RV Lyngdoh.
Pointing out that an MLA can serve the people and the state even if the party they belong to is not in power, Lyngdoh said, “Self-serving politicians and are not here to serve the state and are afraid that if the Congress won’t be in power they won’t not get to enjoy the perks.”

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No repetition of Manipur, Goa in Meghalaya: CM

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NEW DELHI, Oct 16 (IANS): With Assembly elections scheduled in Meghalaya nest year, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on Monday said his state will not see a repetition of Manipur and Goa, states where the BJP assumed power this year.
“Politicians are lining up along with BJP because they think that maybe something which has happened in Manipur and Goa would be repeated there,” Dr. Sangma told reporters on the sidelines of an event here. “It is not going to happen in Meghalaya.”

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