The Congress has been going into electoral battle cavalier angle with out the drive to win, former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma informed NDTV on Thursday, detailing why he and 11 different MLAs switched to the Trinamool Congress.
“We (the Congress) go to electoral battle to not win. It’s ‘Chalta hai’ angle with which we go,” Dr Sangma stated, explaining why the celebration misplaced the earlier state elections. He stated the Congress had been weakened in a number of states and had no credible plans for a revival.
“Sadly, there are various different senior leaders as properly, who’ve tried to speak to the Senior management in Congress, however to no avail… it isn’t like Dr Mukul Sangma has not tried. Dr Mukul Sangma has made an try after try to have viewers [with the Congress leadership],” Dr Sangma stated, when requested if he had tried discussing the issues with the celebration’s management earlier than switching to the Trinamool.
The previous Chief Minister stated it was election strategist Prashant Kishor who approached him to hitch the Trinamool. The 2 sides held a number of rounds of talks and it was a “long-drawn job”.
“We additionally did a little analysis at our personal finish… and checked out if it is doable to align with anyone. Then he (Prashant Kishor) additionally steered… that it’s essential have a look at this specific area (the Trinamool) which is out there,” Dr Sangma stated.
The assertion got here on a day when the Trinamool – a spin-off of the Congress-led by Mamata Banerjee – took in Mukul Sangma and 11 different Congress MLAs in an enormous coup for West Bengal’s ruling celebration within the northeast.
The Meghalaya MLAs submitted a letter to meeting Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh round 10 pm on Wednesday, informing him of their change of standing, sources stated.
The event, which makes the Trinamool Congress the principal opposition celebration within the state, got here a day 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 celebration chief Mamata Banerjee at present visiting the nationwide capital.