All India Congress Committee general secretary in charge of Meghalaya, Manish Chatrath, will be coming to the state after February 20 to review the party situation in the light of the five Congress legislators from the state joining hands with the NPP-led MDA government.
“I am right now tied down with elections in Punjab till the 20th of this month and only after that will I be able to give a clear picture of my visit, but in all likelihood it is after Punjab goes to the polls,” said Chatrath while speaking to The Meghalayan over phone from a remote part of the frontier state on Sunday night.
Congress leaders from Meghalaya informed that the AICC leader will first be in Shillong to review the situation of the party in the wake of its five party MLAs lending support to a government that includes its main opponent the BJP.
This is to be followed by a major meeting in the Garo Hills, particularly Tura, where the AICC leader is due to interact with party members at Tura Congress Bhawan.
State party president Vincent Pala and MPCC working President Deborah Marak will be accompanying the AICC leader to Garo Hills.
The party believes in a worst case scenario, it can perform well in nothing short of 10 assembly seats if elections were held under the current circumstances.
This, they believe to be true after ‘seeing and studying’ the grassroots support it still has after the defections by the legislators and the MDCs from Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.