Ministerial resignations accepted
While Soni, Wasnik and Subodh Kant Sahai resigned as Cabinet ministers and Mahadeve Singh Khandela as Minister of State in the morning, Ministers of State Agatha Sangma and Vincent Pala resigned in the evening. Krishna had resigned as Minister of External Affairs yesterday.
Agatha had to resign on the party's directives after she campaigned for her father P A Sangma during the Presidential election in July, which he contested in defiance of NCP. Like Agatha, Pala also belongs to Meghalaya. However, he is a Congress MP.