- · The meeting was fixed on Monday and Mr. Sangma considered the meeting to have a positive direction
- · The meeting was fixed ahead of reports of Sangma planning to shift to the Trinamool Congress with nearly a dozen Congress lawmakers
- · Sources said that Sonia has asked both the leaders to settle down their differences in light of the upcoming by-elections to three assembly seats to be held on October 30
On Monday, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi had a meeting with former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma and state party chief Vincent H Pala in order to sort out differences between the two. Sangma in his statement has considered the meeting to have a positive direction. He has said, “….matters which needed course correction were discussed elaborately in the meetings with Rahul (Gandhi) and our party president.”
The meeting was fixed amidst reports of Sangma and approximately a dozen Congress lawmakers planning to shift to the Trinamool Congress. However, Sangma has considered the reports to be conjectural. According to sources, Sonia Gandhi has urged both the leaders to resolve their differences in light of the upcoming by-elections to three assembly seats, scheduled to be held on October 30.
Sangma is assumed to have expressed his discontent over being neglected from the decision-making process of naming Pala as the state chief. However, no comments have arrived from Mr. Pala regarding the issue yet.