Sangma admits dissidence in party
SHILLONG, May 25: Even though Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has circuitously accepted that there is dissention in the party he has refused to quit the post of CM saying no grievances has been aired to him by any of the legislators of the party.
Dissident legislators went into a huddle in different chambers of the state secretariat on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister seems to have notice the interl political movements that emated after the debacle in the Tura by-poll. On being questioned on the move by his own legislators to dislodge him, Sangma said, “l will not share anything with the media what is going on in the party.”
“If there are issues and challenges, our party has an inherent time tested mechanism that will deal with it”, stated Sangma,
Virtually dispelling the move by the dissidents, the Chief Minister stated, “Our focus should be on the mandate given to us by the people and to fulfil the promises that we made to the electorates.”
Taking a dig at the dissidents, he added, “We play politics but not at the expense of the people’s aspirations.”
Even though the dissident group trying to mobilize the legislator and knocking at the High Command’s door against Sangma, sources from New Delhi told The Sentinel that Congress top brass has so far no plan to remove the Chief Minister.
Speaking to this correspondent, Congress legislators on condition of anonymity said that they have no information that party high command has summoned any state leaders.
They, however, have admitted that the Pradesh Congress president D D Lapang is in the capital and had meetings with the central leadership on the issue of disgruntlement. Lapang could not be reached for comments who is expected to return to Shillong on Thursday.