After Meghalaya defections, Congress says ‘conspiracy’ against it in northeast

The Congress alleged on Thursday that there was a ‘conspiracy’ in opposition to it not solely in Meghalaya, however the entire of northeast, a day after 12 out of 17 celebration legislators within the state jumped ship to the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Wednesday’s improvement implies that the Congress is not the principal opposition celebration within the state, with the Trinamool taking on the mantle.

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“The conspiracy to break the Congress is happening not only in Meghalaya, but the whole northeast. I challenge (West Bengal) CM Mamata Banerjee to first elect them (Congress MLAs) on her party’s symbol and then formally welcome them to her party,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress MP and the president of its West Bengal unit, mentioned, in response to information company ANI.


On Banerjee not assembly interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi, Chowdhury remarked that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have been ‘angry’ had the assembly taken place. “If she (Banerjee) meets Sonia Gandhi now, then PM Modi will get angry. Her actions changed soon after her nephew (Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee) was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Before this, she wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi to fight against the BJP together,” he mentioned.

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Though the TMC chief, who’s an official go to to Delhi met PM Modi, she didn’t meet Gandhi. Banerjee defined, “This time, I only sought time from the PM. Why should we meet Sonia Gandhi every time? It is not constitutionally mandated.”


Chowdhury, in the meantime, additional alleged that the current defections from the Grand Old Party to the TMC have been orchestrated by ballot strategist Prashant Kishor and former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro. While Kishor performed an instrumental position within the TMC’s victory within the West Bengal meeting elections earlier this 12 months, Faleiro, a former Congress chief himself, joined Banerjee’s celebration in September.


There have been tensions between the 2 events in current occasions over TMC’s ‘poaching’ of present and former Congress leaders. With an purpose to broaden past West Bengal after successful a 3rd consecutive five-year time period within the jap state, the Trinamool has inducted leaders reminiscent of Faleiro, Sushmita Dev, Abhijit Mukherjee, Kirti Azad, Ashok Tanwar, amongst others. The new inductees from Meghalaya embrace former CM Mukul Sangma.




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