Former Meghalaya chief minister and current leader of opposition, Mukul Sangma, and 13 other MLAs are likely to quit the Congress and join the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Sources confirmed to News18 that Sangma had visited to Kolkata last week and met the top TMC leaders during his stay. He is also close to political strategist Prashant Kishore and sources said they both also held a meeting in the city.
While the senior Congress leader had initially stated that he is not quitting the party, sources said that his differences with Congress have increased. If Sangma switches sides, 13 MLAs from his side will also follow suit.
He is expected to make an official announcement after a meeting with the TMC leaders in Meghalaya, sources told News18.
With inputs from News18