Will not have alliance with any political party in Meghalaya: TMC leader

Will not have alliance with any political party in Meghalaya: TMC leader

Shillong, April 24 (UNI) Former Meghalaya Chief Minister and leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Dr Mukul Manda Sangma, said on Sunday that the TMC would have no alliance with any political party integral to the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, supported by the BJP. government led by the National People’s Party (NPP). “70 to 75 percent of the people in the state want this government gone. You have to understand why people globally have this feeling. There must be a change and this government must go. Therefore, TMC will have nothing to do with any of the political parties that are in power and that includes the Congress,” said the Leader of the Opposition in Meghalaya Assembly. “TMC will go alone. We will present candidates but TMC will not have an alliance with any political party that is part of this government. We are ready for anything and there will be elements of surprises not only in the TMC but also in other political parties,” he reiterated. On Saturday, Sangma and TMC leaders held a meeting with Meghalaya Head of TMC and West Bengal Minister Manas Ranjan Bhunia on the 2023 Meghalaya Assembly Elections. Sangma declined to divulge details of the meeting, but said they had planned some political strategies to ensure that party organizations were put in place across the state. Some TMC lawmakers may switch sides ahead of the Assembly elections, the former chief minister said: “We are ready for anything and there will certainly be elements of surprises in both directions. You will see members of other camps probably joining other political parties, nothing is visible yet to many of our friends in the media but we know exactly what is going on at Ground Zero. Recalling the political events that unfolded before the 2018 assembly elections, Sangma said, “You suddenly saw a lot of our friends come out with surprises deciding to join other political parties – so those kind of surprises which I will not exclude for any political party, not only for TMC but for any political party, whether it is for the BJP, whether it is for the NPP, whether it is for the UDP, for any political party – there will be some element of surprises UNI RRK ARN

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