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Will not reconsider my resignation from Congress: Lapang

IANS  |  New Delhi/Shillong 

Five-time former Donwa Dethwelson Lapang, who quit the Congress, on Saturday said he will not reconsider his decision despite request from

The BJP, which is keenly observing the political developments in Meghalaya, said the would need to explain why Lapang had left party with which he was associated for over four decades.

Lapang, who is camping at Delhi, refused to received calls from Rahul Gandhi's office, a senior said. "He is not receiving any phone calls and his mobile phone remained switched off," said the

"I have resigned. There is no way that I am going to reconsider my decision," Lapang told IANS over phone in

Asked about the reason that made him to quit the Congress party, the former said, "I have stated it in my resignation letter."

Sources close to Lapang said he felt humiliated by Congress embarking on a policy of "phasing out senior and elderly people."

"In my opinion, it means that services and contributions of senior and elderly people are not useful to the party. Since the spirit and enthusiasm to work for the people is still burning inside me, this restriction made me frustrated and compelled me to be no longer comfortable in the party," Lapang noted in his resignation letter to Gandhi.

Responding to a query if Lapang would be accommodated as Governor, said: "He is a senior I am aware of Lapang's contributions, and he enjoys that respect. But I cannot really speak anything on this because when I am not in touch with him or he is in touch with me."

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 22:24 IST
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