No immediate solution in the offing

Change of leadership demand: CP Joshi to meet Cong MLAs on Tuesday

SHILLONG: The scheduled meeting of the AICC general secretary in charge Meghalaya CP Joshi with the Congress legislators on Tuesday is unlikely to provide any immediate solution to the main demand of the dissidents for a change of leadership.
Congress sources said on Friday that the intention of the visit of the AICC leader is to ensure unity. “However, the legislators are free to air their views on any matter related to the party either by holding one to one meeting with him or collectively,” sources said.
According to a party legislator, the role of the AICC leader will be limited to being a messenger to communicate the grievances of the legislators to the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
The party sources said that the dissidents will be presenting before Joshi the overall failure of the Congress-led government especially hinting at the various short comings of the Chief Minster including his late arrival both in the office and at official functions, his ‘dictatorial’ style of functioning without holding adequate discussion on matters of importance, and absence of consultations on the part of  the Chief Minister with senior party legislators.
The sources also said that the bleak future of the party under the leadership of Mukul Sangma due to anti-incumbency will be highlighted during the meeting of the dissident legislators with the AICC leader.
According to some party insiders, the differences between Sangma  and the dissidents are likely to continue even after the visit of the AICC leader as the High Command will take time to finally decide on the leadership issue.

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