Congress Seems Unfazed By means of Meghalaya Trinamool Coup

Sonia Gandhi (left) chaired the Congress assembly. (Report)

New Delhi:

The Congress gave the impression remarkably unperturbed an afternoon after it misplaced 12 of 17 MLAs in Meghalaya to the Trinamool Congress, ceding the location of the state’s primary opposition, because it capped a technique assembly in Delhi on Thursday with a pledge to uphold solidarity amongst fighters of the ruling BJP.

“Below the management of Sonia Gandhi, we mentioned the approaching parliament consultation. We need to carry a large number of problems in parliament. On twenty ninth, we will be able to carry the MSP (Minimal Improve Worth) and farmers’ factor,” senior Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge mentioned in a media briefing.

“We can carry inflation, petrol and diesel costs and Chinese language incursions. We wish a dialogue on most of these problems. We can coordinate with all different events – Trinamool, and others to have a coordinated way,” he mentioned.

“We wish opposition solidarity,” Mr Kharge mentioned.

The statement got here on an afternoon when the Trinamool – a spin-off of the Congress-led via Mamata Banerjee – took in former Meghalaya Leader Minister Mukul Sangma and 11 different Congress MLAs in an enormous coup for West Bengal’s ruling birthday party within the northeast.


Senior leaders of the Congress attended the assembly chaired via Sonia Gandhi.

The Meghalaya MLAs submitted a letter to meeting Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh round 10 pm on Wednesday, informing him in their exchange of standing, resources mentioned.

The improvement, which makes the Trinamool Congress the main opposition birthday party within the state, got here an afternoon after Congress leaders Kirti Azad and Ashok Tanwar in addition to Pawan Varma, previously of Janata Dal (United), joined the Trinamool Congress in Delhi within the presence of birthday party leader Mamata Banerjee recently visiting the nationwide capital.

Meghalaya is the newest state the place the Trinamool Congress, in enlargement mode over the past couple of months, has made an inroad. In Assam, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana, its inroad has been at the price of the Congress.

The sooner Congress entrants within the birthday party integrated past due President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee; Sushmita Dev, the previous Congress MP from Silchar and daughter of past due Congress stalwart Santosh Mohan Dev.

Ms Banerjee, identified to percentage a cordial dating with Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, has no longer met her this time, even if there used to be a buzz a couple of assembly.

Requested concerning the subject, the Trinamool Congress leader flared up. She had sought no appointment with Sonia Gandhi, as “they’re busy with Punjab polls”, Ms Banerjee mentioned.

Then she pointedly added, “Why will have to we meet Sonia each time? It isn’t constitutionally mandated.”

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