Big jolt for Congress, 12 of 18 MLAs in Meghalaya join TMC: Sources

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TMC Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Peculiarities

  • TMC Says 12 of 18 MLA Congress in Meghalaya have joined the party
  • Among the leaders who changed parties was the former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
  • This move made the TMC the main opposition party in the state.

In great shock to the Congress party in Meghalaya, 12 out of 18 Congressional MLAs in the state have joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC), according to sources.

Following this move, TMC is now the main opposition party in Meghalaya.

Among the leaders who changed parties was the former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. Sangma, the leader of the opposition in the Assembly, is reportedly unhappy with the top leadership of Congress.

A senior TMC leader said Trinamool Congress has become the main opposition party in the state with the new MLA.

Sources said that, following the polls in Meghalaya in 2023, members of the polling strategist Prashant Kishora are in Shillong to weigh TMC’s options in the state.

In 2012, the Meghalaya Pradesh Trinamula Congress was officially launched with the intention of challenging 35 of the state’s 60 seats.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Mamata Banerjee met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the country’s capital and called on the latter to withdraw the decision to expand the territorial jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Bengal.

Trinamool Congressman also invited the Prime Minister to open the Bengal Global Business Summit, scheduled for next April.

The Ministry of the Interior (MHA) recently expanded BSF’s jurisdiction to 50 km within international borders in West Bengal, Punjab and Assam. On November 16, the West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution against the Center’s decision, making it the second state after Punjab to oppose the move in the state legislature.

“I told the Prime Minister that there is no need to increase the territorial jurisdiction of the Black Sea Fleet, because this would directly contradict the laws and order of the state. Recently, the Black Sea Fleet killed three people and there are several cases when the Black Sea Fleet Servicemen opened fire on the villagers. I told the Prime Minister that if they (the Black Sea Fleet) need help, we are ready to provide it, but the Center should withdraw the expansion of the Black Sea Fleet’s territorial territory, ”Banerjee told the media. after meeting.

(With PTI inputs)

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