Shillong: Former Meghalaya chief minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma, who led 11 other sitting Congress legislators out of the party to join the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday, is scheduled to lead a delegation to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday.
The sitting legislator, Himalaya Shangpliang, who was among the Congress legislators, who joined the AITC, said that the newly formed parliamentary party of the AITC will meet the party chairperson, Mamata Banerjee on November 29.
“Our leader (Mukul Sangma) is leading us on a delegation to Kolkata to meet the chairperson of the All India Trinamool Congress on Monday. We are going to have further detailed discussion on the future of the party in our state,”he said.
A day after the exodus of the 12 legislators from the Congress to the AITC, Mukul Sangma was on Friday unanimously elected as the parliamentary party leader of the newly formed AITC, Meghalaya
at a meeting attended by all the new entrants to the AITC at his residence here.
George B Lyngdoh was elected as the opposition chief whip and Shangpliang as secretary, with the AITC having now become the principal opposition in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Sangma expressed his gratitude to all the MLAs for having reposed faith in him by electing him as the leader and said that he would work to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of the people.