‘If handled correctly, things would have been good for Congress’

Shillong, Feb 15: “If things would have been done correctly, things would have been good (for the Congress),” said All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) leader and former chief minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday.

He was reacting to the political developments that are continuing to unfold as far as the Congress is concerned.

On Monday, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) suspended the five Congress MLAs on grounds of anti-party activity after they extended support to the BJP-backed Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government.

Show cause notices were also served to the 5 legislators asking them to reply within a period of 10 days as to why they should not be expelled from the party.

In December last year, Sangma along with 11 MLAs quit the Congress and merged with the AITC. They have alleged that the AICC had sidelined the CLP while appointing the new president of the MPCC.

When asked, Sangma however said he is now only an observer from outside in as far as the developments that are unfolding in the Congress are concerned.

He also said that it is up to the five legislators to respond to queries.

“I don’t need to comment on that because the whole political dynamics that will unfold in the coming months I think that will give you an idea as to how things will ultimately unfold itself before 2023,” the AITC leader said.

He continued, “It is a question of having an in-depth understanding about the kind of pulls and pushes as political parties face all the time and how we realign our approach to deal with situations, to deal with the challenges.”

Stating that politics is the toughest job, Sangma said, “To be a politician, to run a political party like INC, it is a tough job. Therefore, one has to acclimatize to the challenges inherent to such kind situations, inherent to building a party in such a vibrant democracy with diverse potentialities.” 


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