‘HM resignation demand made at party forum’

SHILLONG, Dec 5: United Democratic Party (UDP) working president Paul Lyngdoh on Monday said he had ventilated his views on Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui’s resignation at the proper forum of the party.
“I do not know whether those views are only mine or shared by others because I could get a sense that quite a few others were also in line with what I had said,” Lyngdoh said here.
He admitted that his statement to the media asking the Home minister and party MLA to take moral responsibility of the Mukroh killings and step down were his views as a senior public leader of the state and not entirely as the working president of the UDP.
“A time will come when I will quit politics but I would always remain known as a public leader of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills region and of Meghalaya,” the UDP leader said.
Earlier, reacting to Lyngdoh’s statement, UDP general secretary Jemino Mawthoh had said that it was his (Paul’s) personal opinion and not that of the party.
Lyngdoh had demanded Rymbui’s resignation saying that he has taken oath as a minister to protect the country and the state.
“But he has failed to perform his duties as per the oath he has taken,” he had added.

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