Ahead of the 2023 meeting elections in Meghalaya, Mamata Banerjee’s unprecedented coup in the North Eastern state with the becoming a member of of 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs, together with former Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma in Trinamool Congress, began from a meeting between Mukul Sangma and political strategist Prashant Kishor simply two and half months back.
The rift between two-time Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and the state Congress unit began simply after Vincent Pala was appointed because the chief of Meghalaya Congress on August 26 this 12 months.
“The sustainability of our democracy is under threat. The political parties in opposition ensure that the spaces available for the opposition are effectively and optimally utilized as far as Congress is concerned. We had tried our best to prevail upon the leadership and we had made many trips to Delhi, but in spite of that, we had failed to prevail upon the leadership. So we looked at the available options and we did and tried to reach out to many people, many friends,” Mukul Sangma mentioned.
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Mukul Sangma additionally mentioned that he met political strategist Prashant Kishor who may make a distinction.
“He is my friend and meetings are held with him. I am very happy to disclose that, when we interacted, I felt that we shared the same objective in the interest of the people, the state and the nation,” Mukul Sangma mentioned.
A detailed supply of Mukul Sangma mentioned that the primary meeting between Mukul Sangma and Prashant Kishor was held in Kolkata two and half months back.
Not solely Mukul, a number of of his fellow MLAs had additionally attended discussions with Prashant Kishore in the final two months.
Finally, on Wednesday night, Mukul Sangma alongside with 11 different MLAs met Meghalaya meeting speaker Mehtab Lyngdoh and submitted a letter asserting that that they had determined to merge with the Trinamool Congress.
Despite not profitable a single seat in the final Meghalaya meeting election held in 2018, the TMC has now emerged as the principle opposition get together in the state after the newest political move and the Congress’s power in the meeting has now decreased to 5.
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