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Senior NPP leader joins Cong in Meghalaya

A senior leader of the ruling National People's Party on Thursday joined Congress giving a boost to the grand old party in Meghalaya.

Former minister E C B Bamon was given a grand welcome at the Congress Bhavan here where he was formally accepted by state Congress president C Lyngdoh and others.

Bamon, a close aide of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma, was a minister in 2008-09 and later stood by Sangma when he formed the NPP.