Former Meghalaya Chief Minister and Party Leader of the Congressional Legislative Assembly, Dr Mukul Sangma, is likely to consider floating his own regional party unifying the three main tribes – Khasi, Garo and Jaintia.
Sangma, who is also the opposition leader in the Meghalaya Legislature, is also exploring various options available before drawing any conclusions.
He also reportedly rejected the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) request to join him, although he is exploring various options, a TMC executive said on condition of anonymity.
“We are trying to get Dr Mukul Sangma because it will help us to thrive our party in the Northeast because he is the greatest leader of Congress there, but he is very reluctant. He met our representative but nothing materialized since he wanted to have a regional party where he could unify the three tribes of Meghalaya, ”a TMC chief and government minister of Mamta Banerjee told News18.
After inducting Mahila’s Congress leader Susmita Dev into the TMC, the party is not only trying to get Sangma, but also Congressman Gaurav Gogoi into the party folds.
PROSPECT TMC IN MEGHALAYA
TMC has denied any prospect of TMC expanding into Meghalaya. “We once had a representative of our party who won the elections in Meghalaya, but he did nothing or tried to expand the party and after a while he quit our party. He hasn’t made any development, so how can we expect our party to grow, it’s not easy, ”Minister TMC said.
However, a source in Congress said, “As we know, TMC comes from outside of the Northeast region. While this is not a problem for us, it will not go very well with the Khasis and Garos.
The source added that TMC has a slim chance of winning, adding that many representatives of political parties have met Dr Sangma with different offers.
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