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Lapang leaves for Delhi today, Syiem may join

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee president D.D. Lapang will leave for Delhi on Monday to hold talks with senior party leaders on the current political situation in the State.
A Congress source on Sunday said Lapang will be camping in Delhi till December 16 to find out ways and means to end the stand- off between the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and KHADC Chief Executive Member P.N. Syiem over the issue of the dual post Bill passed by the Assembly.
Lapang is expected to meet AICC general secretary in charge Meghalaya V. Narayanasamy, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi.
The party source further informed that the party high command has asked the KHADC chief to meet AICC leaders in Delhi.
Whether Syiem goes to Delhi or not will be known only on Monday, the party source said, adding that he might wait to know the outcome of the hearing on the pending PIL on dual posts scheduled  to be taken up by the Full Bench of the High Court of Meghalaya on Tuesday.
Though the dual post Bill took effect from October 1, Syiem did not quit as MDC even though seven other MLAs were compelled to relinquish the posts of MDCs.
Besides the issue of dual post Bill, the State government and the KHADC have also been at loggerheads over issues related to empowerment of the headmen and extension of MUDA jurisdiction to the areas administered by the KHADC.

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