Mukul Sangma, the former chief minister of Meghalaya, said on Thursday that the state unit of the Congress needs to correct its course.
In addition, he also stated that the state’s Congress party must acknowledge its mistakes and mend its direction.
“I have been associated with the Congress for a long time. Have represented the party from Ampati. Now we must take cognizance of the mistakes and go for course correction,” Sangma said.
After the All India Congress Committee (AICC) supposedly ignored him in appointing Lok Sabha member Vincent H. Pala as State party president, the veteran Congress leader said he would endeavor to correct the “mistakes” and “wrongs” within the “four walls of the party.”
“I do have friends in other parties, but the focus now should be on resolving issues that we have within the four walls of the party (Congress),” Mukul Sangma said while briefing the media in Shillong on Thursday.
It has also come into focus that Mukul Sangma will be quitting the Congress.
And is likely to form his own regional political party unifying three main tribes Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia.
In the wake of the developments within the Congress in Meghalaya, Dr. Sangma chose not to answer questions about the likelihood of him joining another party.
Since Mukul Sangma visited TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata on Tuesday, speculation has been rife that he will leave the Congress party.
He has also reportedly rejected down the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC invitation )’s to join its ranks, despite the fact that he is considering other choices.
Dr. Sangma’s meeting with Mr. Banerjee was only a courtesy call during his visit to the West Bengal capital for some emergency.