Shillong, Dec 19: In a shocking twist in Meghalaya, the remaining 5 MLAs in Congress extended their support to the NPP-led government on Saturday. After 12 of 17 Congress MLAs switched sides to TMC, Congress legislative party supported the ruling party in the interest of the people. Congress recently witnessed the exit of ex-CM Mukul Sangma and 11 other MLAs merged the state unit with TMC.
The @INCIndia legislative party has supported the NDA in Meghalaya!
India is WATCHING that ONLY @MamataOfficial is taking on the BJP, NO ONE ELSE!
— Sudip Raha (@aitcsudip) December 18, 2021
“We have decided to offer our support to the government on the aspect of governance in the greater interest of the people of Meghalaya,” said Congress leader Ampareen Lyngdoh. Taking a jibe at the move, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked, “Congress and BJP part of the same govt in Meghalaya?”
In a similar vein, TMC termed it an ‘unholy nexus’, adding that only party Supremo Mamata Banerjee is taking on the BJP, no one else.
On November 24, ex-CM Mukul Sangma informed Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh that 12 of the 17 MLAs are set to join TMC. Sangma said that he left Congress due to chalta hai (‘it is ok’, ‘let it be) attitude, calling it the biggest flaw of the grand old party. Sangma also indirectly asserted that Congress is heavily dependent on Gandhis despite having many senior leaders. Moreover, he called Trinamool Congress the alternative to the grand old party.