SHILLONG, Dec 14, 2017: Taking strong cognizance on reports of hobnobbing with the BJP, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has sacked the party president of Meghalaya unit and sitting MLA Sanbor Shullai while refusing to openly cite Shullai’s reported ‘anti-party’ activities as the reason.
The NCP Central Body has appointed incumbent state vice president Vijay Raj as the working president of the party state unit.
In a letter issued to the state unit, NCP Secretary SR Kohli said on recommendation of NCP general secretary & incharge of Northeast states – Praful Patel, Sanbor Shullai has been relieved from the post of the president of NCP Meghalaya state unit with immediate effect.
Citing the reason, Kohli said “Shullai has been relieved after considering the fact that he will busy in his own constituency and will be able to give sufficient time in the forthcoming assembly election in Meghalaya.”
Interestingly, Shullai was removed amid media reports of his hobnobbing with the BJP keeping in view Assembly elections in the state next year.
Earlier, BJP Meghalaya unit president Shibun Lyngdoh cited Shullai’s name as one of the four MLAs who will be sharing the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally on his visit to Shillong on Dec 16.