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Six Ind MLAs have indicated desire to join Cong: Meghalaya CM

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said six Independent MLAs have indicated their interest to join the ahead of the 2018 Assembly poll.

Five Independent MLAs from Garo Hills region and one from Khasi Hills region have indicated their interest to join the Congress, the chief minister told reporters here yesterday.

The chief minister's statement came after two Independent MLAs, Robinus Syngkon and Rophul Marak, who were supporting the ruling all along, withdrew their support from the party on November 16 and November 29 respectively.

There are 13 Independent MLAs in the 60-member House and the has 30 legislators.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 16:20 IST