Tura, May 16: In a major revelation about the sorry state of affairs of the opposition All India Trinamool Congress, Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP chief Conrad K Sangma has revealed that seven out of 12 AITC MLAs have met him seeking NPP tickets for next year’s elections.
The Chief minister broke this story during a public meeting at Rongjeng field organised by his party on Monday.
“Out of the 12 Congress MLAs who joined the Trinamool 7 of them have met me seeking party tickets for next year’s elections. The disillusionment on the leadership of the trinamool is such that these MLAs met me within one month after joining the AITC,” revealed the chief minister.
He did not give any names because they are present opposition MLAs and can face the Anti-defection if they break away now.
“But people on the street, market places already know which MLAs are the MLAs going to leave the AITC,” said Conrad Sangma.
He mocked the leadership of the Trinamool over the huge defections from within the party and said, “Out of 12 who joined them maximum will not be there in the Trinamool.”
But the chief minister also said that all 7 AITC MLAs keen to contest on NPP tickets will not be able to get accommodated since the party already has candidates of their own in some of their constituencies.
“We may not be able to accommodate all ticket seekers because we also already have our own party candidates,” said Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.