Congress Averts Split In Meghalaya, Rahul Gandhi Finally Steps In

  • NET Web Desk

Ending days of speculation, Rahul Gandhi finally stepped in to break the ice that had been piling up between two of the most powerful Congress leaders of Meghalaya.

The Congress may have averted a grave political disaster brewing due to its persistent infighting in Meghalaya which had come out in the open in the least few days.

Rahul Gandhi met with former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Meghalaya Congress Chief Vincent Pala on October 3rd in New Delhi. Sangma, who is the leader of the legislative party, was miffed after he was sidelined when the Congress high command appointed Pala to head its Meghalaya unit.

Sangma openly aired his angst in the open amidst rumors of him defecting to the Trinamool Congress. Reportedly nearly 12 congress MLAs loyal to Sangma were ready to move out as well.

The Congress party tweeted a picture of Rahul Gandhi with Pala and Sangma on either side to send a message that both have reconciled their differences and are ready to move ahead together.

Sangma who is known to be close to star poll strategist Prashant Kishore had met with TMC chief Mamata Banerjee on October 26th. Kishore is working closely with TMC since the West Bengal elections and has been trying to create a space for the West Bengal-based party in the Northeast.