Meghalaya assembly speaker Methbah Lyngdoh has sought reply from former chief minister Mukul Sangma, who was among the 12 Congress legislators, who has joined the Trinamool Congress, on a petition filed by Congress legislator Ampareen Lyngdoh seeking their disqualification.

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Lyngdoh, who also is the working president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee, has filed the petition seeking the disqualification of Sangma and others from the house.

The Meghalaya assembly secretariat thereafter sought reply from the legislators who merged with the All India Trinamool Congress. Twelve Congress MLAs merged with the TMC recently.

“The petitioner has requested for your disqualification from the membership of the house on various counts as required under the Tenth Scheduled of the Constitution …provisions of Rule 6 of the members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly,” the notice issued by commissioner and secretary Andrew Simmons said.

The assembly secretariat has given Sangma seven days for Sangma to reply on the charges levelled by Congress legislator Ampareen Lyngdoh.

“I am confident that I have justifiable grounds to seek the disqualification of the membership of Dr Mukul Sangma and others. I have lodged a complaint against legislators barring two…” Lyngdoh said.

Lyngdoh said she would also file a complaint against Charles Pyngrope, the newly elected TMC president and Shitlang Pale.

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