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Mukul rules out leaving Congress

Shillong,Oct 1: The CLP leader, Mukul Sangma has ruled out leaving the Congress by hoping that the differences within the party will be sorted out by the AICC.

The differences came to the fore after Mukul expressed displeasure over lack of consultations by the AICC before appointing the MPCC president Vincent Pala and his team.

He will be leaving for Delhi on Sunday after he  was asked by the party leaders to come to  the national capital to iron out the differences between him and Pala.

This will be the second visit of Mukul after he met the party leaders in Delhi last week. However, he could not meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.

Earlier, media reports had said that Mukul will meet Assembly Speaker  Metbah Lyngdoh on Friday afternoon to present a list of12 MLAs supporting him to merge his faction of MLAs with the Trinamool Congress.

However, another media report had said that he will form a new party after getting majority of MLAs to his fold  to break away from the Congress.

Media persons waited at old Assembly premises in Police Bazar till evening for the arrival of Mukul and other MLAs to meet the Speaker.

Assembly sources said that the Speaker had asked key Assembly officials to wait as ‘any time he (Mukul) can turn up’

Later, briefing reporters at his official residence, Mukul ( in picture ) said,” It is a premature assumption that I am leaving the Congress. My  focus is on resolving  issues within the four walls of the party. It will be premature and I will not be a victim of pessimism”.

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