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Maharashtra disaster: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma’s visit Guwahati lodge raises eyebrows

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By PTI

GUWAHATI: Speculation is rife over the sudden stopover of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma right here at a lodge the place Maharahstra’s insurgent Shiv Sena MLAs and a few unbiased legislators are tenting.

Even although Sangma clarified that his go to to Guwahati’s Radisson Blu lodge was for having lunch as it’s positioned alongside the best way to town’s Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport from Shillong, the timing of his go to raised eyebrows.

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Sources identified that Sangma’s National People’s Party (NPP) is a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance and the BJP part of his authorities in Meghalaya. He is an in depth good friend of a number of high BJP leaders, together with saffron social gathering’s chief ministers.

However, it’s well-known that the Meghalaya chief minister’s father, PA Sangma was an in depth affiliate of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar, who together with the senior Sangma and Tariq Anwar had raised the difficulty of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s international origin they usually had been expelled from the Congress in late Nineties.

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Pawar, the late Sangma and Anwar had subsequently fashioned the NCP in 1999. Conrad Sangma’s sister Agatha was a minister within the UPA authorities led by Manmohan Singh from the NCP quota. The NCP is now a part of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra authorities, whose survival is now at stake following the revolt by the Shiv Sena MLAs who’re tenting on the lodge.