November 28, 2021

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Congress Appears Unfazed By Meghalaya Trinamool Coup


Sonia Gandhi (remaining) chaired the Congress assembly. (File)

New Delhi:

The Congress appeared remarkably unperturbed a day following it shed 12 of 17 MLAs in Meghalaya to the Trinamool Congress, ceding the placement of the state’s most important opposition, as it capped a tactic conference in Delhi on Thursday with a pledge to uphold unity among opponents of the ruling BJP.

“Beneath the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, we discussed the coming parliament session. We have to elevate a ton of issues in parliament. On 29th, we will raise the MSP (Minimal Support Price) and farmers’ difficulty,” senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge reported in a media briefing.

“We will elevate inflation, petrol and diesel prices and Chinese incursions. We want a discussion on all these problems. We will coordinate with all other get-togethers – Trinamool, and other individuals to have a coordinated method,” he stated.

“We want opposition unity,” Mr Kharge stated.

The assertion came on a working day when the Trinamool – a spin-off of the Congress-led by Mamata Banerjee – took in former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and 11 other Congress MLAs in a large coup for West Bengal’s ruling celebration in the northeast.

Senior leaders of the Congress attended the meeting chaired by Sonia Gandhi.

The Meghalaya MLAs submitted a letter to assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh around 10 pm on Wednesday, informing him of their change of status, sources said.

The development, which can make the Trinamool Congress the principal opposition bash in the point out, came a day right after Congress leaders Kirti Azad and Ashok Tanwar as perfectly as Pawan Varma, formerly of Janata Dal (United), joined the Trinamool Congress in Delhi in the existence of social gathering chief Mamata Banerjee currently traveling to the nationwide money.

Meghalaya is the most current state where the Trinamool Congress, in expansion manner more than the past few of months, has made an inroad. In Assam, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana, its inroad has been at the charge of the Congress.

The earlier Congress entrants in the occasion integrated late President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee Sushmita Dev, the former Congress MP from Silchar and daughter of late Congress stalwart Santosh Mohan Dev.

Ms Banerjee, regarded to share a cordial marriage with Congress main Sonia Gandhi, has not satisfied her this time, although there was a excitement about a assembly.

Asked about the subject, the Trinamool Congress main flared up. She had sought no appointment with Sonia Gandhi, as “they are hectic with Punjab polls”, Ms Banerjee explained.

Then she pointedly added, “Why must we meet Sonia every single time? It is not constitutionally mandated.”



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