The Congress has been going into electoral battle cavalier perspective with out the drive to win, former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma informed BoardingFlight 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’ perspective with which we go,” Dr Sangma mentioned, explaining why the occasion misplaced the earlier state elections. He mentioned the Congress had been weakened in a number of states and had no credible plans for a revival.
“Sadly, there are numerous different senior leaders as nicely, who’ve tried to speak to the Senior management in Congress, however to no avail… it is not like Dr Mukul Sangma has not tried. Dr Mukul Sangma has made an try after try and have viewers [with the Congress leadership],” Dr Sangma mentioned, when requested if he had tried discussing the issues with the occasion’s management earlier than switching to the Trinamool.
The previous Chief Minister mentioned 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 potential to align with anyone. Then he (Prashant Kishor) additionally urged… that you should have a look at this specific house (the Trinamool) which is out there,” Dr Sangma mentioned.
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 occasion 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 mentioned.
The event, which makes the Trinamool Congress the principal opposition occasion 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 occasion chief Mamata Banerjee at the moment visiting the nationwide capital.