Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi met with former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma and party leader Vincent H Pala on Monday evening to settle disputes between the two, people at the meeting said. current of the matter.
Sangma called the meeting positive. “… the issues which required a course correction were discussed in depth during the meetings with Rahul (Gandhi) and our party chairman,” he said. Sangma added that for democracy to thrive, it is essential that all stakeholders and members of political parties ensure that ideals are not compromised.
The meetings took place amid reports that Sangma and nearly a dozen congressional lawmakers were planning to travel to Congress from Trinamool. Sangma called the reports speculative.
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People familiar with the case said that with a three-seat by-elections held on October 30, Sonia Gandhi urged the two leaders to resolve their differences and unite. Sangma has reportedly expressed his displeasure at being excluded from the decision to appoint Pala as head of state.
Pala could not be contacted for comment.