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How Mukul Sangma Jumped Ship to TMC Unease With Vincent Pala, A Friend’s ‘Advice,’ And A ‘Courtesy’
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How Mukul Sangma Jumped Ship to TMC Unease With Vincent Pala, A Friend’s ‘Advice,’ And A ‘Courtesy’

How Mukul Sangma Jumped Ship to TMC Mukul Sangma expressed his dissatisfaction with remaining in the Congress two months ago. Owing to the growing distance between him and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Vincent Pala since the latter was appointed the new Meghalaya unit chief. As Sangma's discontent grew, his friend and political strategist Prashant Kishor realized it was time for the veteran North-eastern leader to move on. Sangma paid a "courtesy visit" to Kishor in September, when Bengal was preoccupied with the Bhabanipur elections. This trip, however, was the catalyst for his decision to break ties with the Grand Old Party. As word got out in political circles that Sangma was warming up to the Trinamool Congress, 10, Janpath reacted. Sangma held a press confer...