SHILLONG, March 05: Outgoing Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma has revealed that the offer that the Congress party had made to the regional United Democratic Party (UDP), in its effort to form the next government, was a gentleman’s agreement.
Divulging a few details regarding his meeting with UDP president, Donkupar Roy on Sunday, Dr. Sangma said that the offer made to the UDP was like the gentlemen agreement between Late Captain Williamson Sangma and Late BB Lyngdoh for two and a half years, and the other was a complete coalition led by the UDP and Congress with support to ensure stability.
Dr. Sangma also said that this had not fructified as he was told that the Congress party was late in discussing the issue with the UDP.
“I was told that we were late in discussing. But I reminded him when I had approach him he said that it was not appropriate now and we will discuss after the election results,” Dr. Sangma said.
Asked whether the Congress can still turn the tables around, the outgoing CM, however said, “In a football match, certain players can always create a turn around. So, Congress has that kind of wherewithal to create a turnaround in any given situation whenever needed.”