Guwahati: Anything can happen in politics. Proving the same, in a twist of events, politics in Meghalaya witnessed an unbelievable event on Tuesday when Congress and its arch rival BJP joined hands under a same alliance.
The surprising event happened when all five Congress MLAs in Meghalaya led by party’s Ampereen Lyngdoh has decided to extend its support to the coalition led by chief minister Conrad Sangma’s National People’s Party ( NPP). BJP is also a partner with NPP already.
Lyngdoh said the Congress leaders have decided to join Sangma’s Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, or MDA.
“The five @INCMeghalaya MLAs have decided to join the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance administration in the benefit of the people of the state, particularly our individual constituencies,” she tweeted. During a meeting with Sangma, all the five Congress MLAs gave him their letters of support also on Tuesday.
Sources said the rivalry between NPP and Congress has recently softened after 12 Congress MLAs including former chief minister Mukul Sangma joined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.
Meanwhile, chief minister Sangma tweeted: “We are happy to welcome senior @INCMeghalaya leader & former MLA, Sh. Limison D Sangma and his supporters to the NPP family. NPP is growing in strength with the belief of all our supporters.”