Former Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma, 12 others join TMC

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Published: November 25,2021 08:32 AM
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Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, along with 12 of the 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya, joined the Trinamool Congress

November 25, 2021: Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, along with 12 of the 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya, joined the Trinamool Congress in a huge coup for West Bengal's ruling party in the northeast.



The Meghalaya MLAs submitted a letter to assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh around 10 pm on Wednesday, informing him of their change of status, sources said.



The development, which makes the TMC  the principal opposition party in the state, came a day after Congress leaders Kirti Azad and Ashok Tanwar as well as Pawan Varma, formerly of Janata Dal (United), joined the Trinamool Congress in Delhi in the presence of party chief Mamata Banerjee currently visiting the national capital.



Hours earlier, Ms Banerjee said her party would welcome political leaders from other parties who wished to join the Trinamool Congress's battle against the BJP.



Meghalaya is the latest state where the Trinamool Congress, in expansion mode over the last couple of months, has made an inroad. In Assam, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana, its inroad has been at the cost of the Congress.