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We Want Opposition Unity, Says Congress Day After Meghalaya Coup

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Congress appeared incredibly worried on the day it lost 12 of the 17 Meghalaya MPs at the Trinamool Congress, leaving the ranks of the opposition in a state of shock, as it held a strategic meeting in Delhi on Thursday with the promise of maintaining unity among its opponents. the ruling BJP.

“Under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, we have discussed the next parliamentary session. We have to raise a number of issues in parliament. said at a press conference.

“We will increase inflation, petrol and diesel as well as Chinese imports.

“We want the unity of the opposition,” Mr Kharge said.

The strike came on a day when Trinamool – a congressional torn-off led by Mamata Banerjee – took former Meghalaya Prime Minister Mukur Sangma and 11 other MPs from the uprising of the ruling West Bengal party in the northeast.

Meghalaya MPs sent a letter to Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh at 10pm on Wednesday, informing them of the change in their status, sources said.

The development, which makes the Trinamool Congress the main opposition party in the province, came a day after ANC leaders Kirti Azad and Ashok Tanwar and Pawan Varma, former Janata Dal (United), joined the Trinamool Congress in Delhi in their presence. party leader Mamata Banerjee who is currently visiting the national capital.

Meghalaya is the latest constituency where the Trinamool Congress, in expansion mode a few months ago, has entered. In Assam, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana, its entry was at the expense of Congress.

Former ANC candidates include the son of the late President Pranab Mukherjee Abhijit Mukherjee; Sushmita Dev, former Silchar Congressman and daughter of Congress activist Santosh Mohan Dev.

Ms Banerjee, who is known for having good relations with Congress official Sonia Gandhi, has never met him in this case, despite the noise of the meeting.

Asked about the matter, a Trinamool Congress official angrily protested. He did not seek time to meet with Sonia Gandhi, as they were “busy with the Punjab votes”, said Ms Banerjee.

He added, “Why do we have to meet Sonia regularly? It is unconstitutional.”

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