Ex Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, 11 Congress MLAs Join Trinamool

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Mukul Sangma and the MLAs have already written to the Assembly Speaker, sources have said

New Delhi:

Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, along with 12 of the 17 Congress MLAs in the state, has joined the Trinamool Congress, in a huge coup for Bengal’s ruling party in the northeast.

Sources said the MLAs have already written to the Assembly Speaker regarding this.

With the induction of the leaders, the Trinamool Congress has become the principal opposition party in the state.

Over the last couple of months, the Trinamool has been on an expansion mode, most of it at the cost of the Congress. The party has been trying to expand its footprint in Tripura and Goa with an eye to the next assembly elections in these states.

Yesterday, Ms Banerjee’s party made three key acquisitions – that gave her a toehold in at least two states – Haryana and Punjab. Besides Team India batsman Kirti Azad, former Rahul Gandhi aide Ashok Tanwar, and Rajya Sabha MP Pawan Verma for Janata Dal (United), who fell out with his boss Nitish Kumar. All of it is expected to push her a few steps further towards the national stage.



Source link NDTV.com

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