Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday dubbed the resignation of 12 party MLAs in Meghalaya and joining hands with the Trinamool Congress as a ‘conspiracy’.

He said the party leadership, including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, were looking into the matter.

“This is happening like a conspiracy. People of our party, especially our party president, Rahul Gandhi and others in the high command, are looking into it. They will take a decision,” a news agency quoted Kharge as saying.

As many as 12 Congress MLAs, including former chief minister Mukul Sangma, jumped ship and joined TMC on Wednesday making it the main opposition party in the hill state.

However, Kharge said despite all the latest developments the Opposition would try and fight unitedly in Parliament against the Narendra Modi-led government.

“Fights have always taken place. No use commenting now. It is important to fight together in the arena of Parliament as Rahul Gandhi, in a core committee meeting of floor leaders, had said that parties may have different ideologies but our common goal is to fight the BJP,” HT quoted a senior Congress leader as saying.

He said that the party will try to come together to defeat BJP in Parliament and fight against their ideology.

“We will continue to fight (against BJP) by meeting the people who have always been with us,” he added.

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