Speculation about People’s Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs Gavin Mylliemngap and Jason Sawkmie Mawlong is running high as sources have claimed that the two legislators are likely to jump ship ahead of the assembly elections.
Sources said that the two PDF members are opting to contest from the National People’s Party (NPP) in the next assembly elections in 2023.
Mawlong and Mylliem are keen to take over responsibility as cabinet ministers but this has not gone down well with the legislators after Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday clearly stated that there will be no change in the cabinet, source said.
Currently, Banteidor Lyngdoh and Hamletson Dohling represent the PDF in the cabinet.
There was no seat-sharing agreement among the PDF’s four MLAs when the party decided to be a part of Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in 2018, sources added.
Umsning MDC, Magdalene Sawkmie Mawlong too is weighing the prospects of joining the NPP and contest from Nongpoh in 2023, the source said.