The legislators formally joined the BJP in the presence of the party’s national general secretary Ram Madhav and Union tourism minister KJ Alphons in Shillong.
Lapang told The Indian Express that he would accept the high command’s decision as a disciplined and obedient soldier of the party.
Rahul Gandhi also formed an election committee, campaign committee and media committee of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress in view of elections in the state, AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement.
The resignations have brought down the Congress numbers in the 60-member Assembly from 29 to 24.
The joining of the four took place in the presence of a large number of party workers who came to attend the ‘karyakarta sammelan’ held at Mendal in the district.
The resignations have brought down the Congress numbers in the Meghalaya legislative assembly from an already thin 29 out of 60 MLAs, to 24.
The five Congress legislators had earlier rebelled against Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and the party leadership. Four of the five Congress MLAs were part of the state cabinet and were sacked by the chief minister on the grounds of "incompetence".
Retiring without any benefits, she was given a memento, some cash and a letter of appreciation from the KRC, which was founded by English-born humanitarian worker Annie Margaret Barr
Officials at the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong said the epicentre was at a depth of 60 km in remote East Garo Hills district. The quake, that lasted for a few seconds, occurred at around 9.05 am.
Modi would inaugurate a BJP office near the official residence of the chief minister and address a public meeting at the Polo Grounds later. Earlier, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was scheduled to inaugurate the party office on Thursday.
On his style of functioning, which some ministers have complained about, the chief minister said "as per procedures, if a minister is not available, the file noting will be written minister on tour" and then put up to the chief minister."
The state BJP, which is gearing up to contest in all 60 seats in the state, is also preparing the visit of its national president Amit Shah and other top party functionaries this year, Lyngdoh said.
After he was pushed back by Bangladesh authorities in 2012 at Dawki border in Meghalaya, the ATTF chief was arrested and brought to Tripura. He was granted bail by a court here in 2015.
The 2,150-km long expedition named Sardar Vallabhai Patel Unity and Heritage Motorcycle Expedition will cover Bangladesh and Myanmar besides India’s six northeastern states — Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.
Man proposes, nature disposes. And Mother Nature refuses to paint the cherry blossom trees at Shillong's famous Ward's Lake, with the much-adored pink and white colours, not just yet.
In-charge of the Tura campus, Pro-Vice Chancellor G Singhaih said the woman's cell, to which the complaint was referred, said no evidence was provided along with the complaint.