Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and 11 others joined Trinamool Congress in Meghalaya. With this move, 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs joined the Trinamool Congress.
Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma (File).
In a massive jolt to Congress, former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and 11 others join Trinamool Congress in Meghalaya. With this move, 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs joined Trinamool.
This comes a month after Rahul Gandhi met former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and the party’s state president Vincent H Pala over their demands.
The former Chief Minister and Congress Legislature Party leader Mukul M Sangma and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Vincent H Pala had not been getting along well ever since the latter was appointed the new Meghalaya unit chief.
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Sangma had also stated that the party leadership did not consult him on Pala’s appointment. There was speculation that Sangma may defect to the Trinamool Congress. The two leaders, however, came together on Saturday and decided to work together for the upcoming bye-elections.
Sources had also said that members of Prashant Kishor’s team were in talks with the Congress leader on behalf of the TMC. However, Sangma remained non-committal about the TMC offer.
Addressing the media in the capital Shillong in September, Snagma said he would press for “course correction” within the party.
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“I will press for course correction at an appropriate level within the four walls of our party, that is what I will do,” Sangma had said.
Former CM Sangma has now sought time to meet Sonia Gandhi. “I will travel to Delhi on Sunday to meet the Gandhis to resolve pending issues.
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