Ex-Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma likely to join TMC with a dozen Congress MLAs


Guwahati: Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma and about a dozen other Congress legislators from the northeastern hill state are likely to switch over to the Trinamool Congress soon.

Along with Sangma, at least 13 other Congress MLAs from the state are also expected to make the switch to the TMC, the ruling party in West Bengal, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

According to sources, the announcement is expected to be made sometime in the next couple of days, possibly on or after 2 October. 

Speculation regarding Sangma’s possible induction to the TMC started about two weeks ago, when a host of leaders from Meghalaya visited Kolkata.

While it was reported that Sangma met TMC MP and party’s general secretary, Abhishek Banerjee on 21 September. However, party sources say that the two are yet to have a meeting.