The Congress has been going into electoral battle cavalier perspective with out the drive to win, former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma advised wantpassport 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 stated, explaining why the get together 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 lots of different senior leaders as effectively, 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 get together’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 activity”.
“We additionally did a little analysis at our personal finish… and checked out if it is attainable to align with anyone. Then he (Prashant Kishor) additionally advised… that it is advisable to have a look at this explicit area (the Trinamool) which is obtainable,” 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 get together 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 get together 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 get together chief Mamata Banerjee at present visiting the nationwide capital.