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EXCLUSIVE | Congress’ Attitude Of ‘Forget It And Move On’ Reason For Electoral Debacle: TMC Leader Mukul Sangma

Dr Mukul Sangma added that members tried to put this matter with the Congress leadership but failed.

Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma speaks to the media over the decision to go with the Trinamool Congress, in Shillong on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: TMC leader Mukul Sangma in an exclusive interview with India Ahead said that that Congress’attitude of forgetting and move on is the reason behind their electoral debacle. He explained this attitude is why he and 11 other MLA’s switched to Trinamool Congress earlier this week.

“Congress go to electoral electoral battle not to win. The party is in attitude to forget and move on,” he said.

Sangma added this is why the grand old party lost the previous state elections. Former Meghalaya chief minister said the Congress had lost its ground in several states and had no credible plans for a comeback. “No one has a plan to fight an election where one losses, ” he said.

Dr Mukul Sangma added that members tried to put this matter with the Congress leadership but failed. “This sole exercise where be it family or a part of this grand old party, there has been a persistent effort, to ensure that there is a course correction, to know where we go wrong and we learn from it and then we don’t repeat..was missing.”

Congress on November 25, received a major jolt in Meghalaya after 12 of its MLAs out of 17 joined Trinamool Congress, making it the state’s main Opposition. One of the prominent figures of the new joinees had former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma.

The rest of the list of leaders include Charles Pyngrope, Marthon Sangma, Jimmy D Sangma, Lazarus Sangma, Shitlang Pale, Miyani D Shira, Himalaya M, George B Lyngdoh, Dikkanchi D Shira, Winnerson D Sangma and Zenith Sangma. Trinamool Congress on Wednesday midnight had claimed that 12 Congress MLAs joined its ranks.

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