The Congress appeared remarkably unimpressed on the day it lost 12 of 17 MLAs in Meghalaya to the Trinamool Congress, citing the state’s main opposition position as it pledged to maintain unity among opponents in Delhi on Thursday. Had a strategy meeting with ruling BJP.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, “Under Sonia Gandhi’s leadership we discussed the upcoming Parliament session. We have to raise a lot of issues in Parliament. On 29th we will raise the issue of MSP (Minimum Support Price) and farmers.” said in a briefing.
“We will increase inflation, petrol and diesel prices and Chinese infiltration. We want discussion on all these issues. We will coordinate with all other parties – Trinamool and others to take a coordinated approach,” he said.
“We want opposition unity,” Mr Kharge said.
The claim came on a day when the Trinamool – a spin-off of the Mamata Banerjee-led Congress – took on former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and 11 other Congress MLAs in a massive coup for West Bengal’s ruling party.