Shillong, Nov 25: Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday said that the Congress MLAs, who resigned from the party, has taken ‘conscious decision’ to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
“Congress has failed to play the role of the main opposition party in the country. We have taken a decision to merge with the Trinamool Congress,” he added during a media briefing in Shillong.
“This group of 17 we have, collectively demonstrated our commitment…the commitment towards the state has superseded everything else…we are failing in our duty as far as the role of the opposition is concerned,” Mukul Sangma said.
A complete sense of commitment towards serving the people has brought us to take this decision. In 2018 Assembly elections, we were confident of forming government but we could not. Again, post-poll there were activities to poach our members…, Sangma added.