Refused nomination by Cong, Meghalaya min resigns

Shillong, Jan 26 : Meghalaya Rural Development Minister Saleng Sangma today resigned from Mukul Sangma cabinet as well as from the state's ruling Congress party after being refused a ticket to contest the February 23 Assembly poll.

Sangma handed over his papers to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Joint Secretary and to a Congress functionary at the Congress Bhavan besides sending a resignation letter to the Chief Minister.