In a significant blow to Congress in Meghalaya, as many as 12 of its 17 MLAs in the state joined Trinamool Congress, declare sources.
“12 out of 17 Congress MLA from Meghalaya have joined Trinamool Congress,” claims Trinamool Congress sources.
The get together’s Meghalaya in-charge Manish Chatrath can go to Meghalaya on Thursday. Sources have knowledgeable that Chatrath has cancelled his Gujarat go to tomorrow.
“Manish Chatrath postponed tomorrow’s go to to Surat in Gujarat, the place he was scheduled to attend late Congress chief Ahmed Patel’s first dying anniversary,” sources stated.
According to sources in Congress, Chatrath will quickly give a full report back to the get together’s interim president Sonia Gandhi.
Notably, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal on November 18 held a gathering at AICC headquarters in New Delhi, which was attended by Manish Chatrath to judge to get together’s efficiency in the lately concluded by-polls in Meghalaya.
The assembly was additionally joined by different get together leaders of the state together with MPCC President Vincent H Pala, CLP chief Mukul Sangma, MPCC working president M Arnpareen Lyngdoh, Secretary AICC in-charge Manipur Charles Pyngrope, MPCC working presidents Marthon Sangma and James Lyngdoh.
Meghalaya’s ruling get together, the National People’s Party (NPP) gained Rajabala, Mawryngkneng Assembly seats whereas the United Democratic Party (UDP) bagged Mawphlang Assembly seat in the bypolls which passed off on October 30.
TMC has witnessed a gentle stream of leaders becoming a member of its ranks after quitting from Congress in the previous few months.
In September, former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro joined TMC after resigning from the first membership of Congress. Following Faleiro shift, 9 different leaders from Congress additionally joined TMC, sources had knowledgeable.
Congress MP from Assam’s Silchar and ex-president of All India Mahila Congress, Sushmita Dev had joined the TMC in August this yr. She has been assigned to take care of TMC’s affairs in Tripura.
Moreover, Luizinho Faleiro and Sushmita Dev each had been awarded Rajya Sabha seats after becoming a member of TMC.
Ahead of the 2022 Goa meeting polls, North Goa Congress Seva Dal Chief Ulhas Vaskar and Shiv Sena Block President (Ponda) Vinod Borkar joined the TMC on October 21.
Congress chief Kirti Azad and former Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar additionally lately joined TMC. Tanwar was as soon as an in depth aide of Rahul Gandhi.
Two senior Congress leaders of Uttar Pradesh had joined TMC in October together with Rajeshpati Tripathi and Lalitpati Tripathi.
Rajeshpati is an ex-MLC and (*12*) is former Uttar Pradesh Congress vice-president and an ex-MLA. Rajeshpati and (*12*) are the grandson and the great-grandson of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kamalapati Tripathi, respectively.
Banerjee had visited Delhi in July this yr. It was her first go to after Trinamool Congress returned to energy in the Bengal Assembly polls. During her go to, he had met Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi amongst different leaders.
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