Leader of the opposition, Ronnie V Lyngdoh, today informed that he will be writing to the other opposition parties to meet before the start of the budget session, which will begin on February 16.
“If they agree to meet, we will raise issues affecting the public of the state together and make them a common concern,” Lyngdoh told reporters.
There are three parties in the opposition, Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Voice of the People Party (VPP). They total 14 legislators in the 60-member Assembly. However, they have largely been unable to work together and could not even decide on a common leader of the opposition.
Lyngdoh also said that the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) had a preliminary meeting today and another round of meetings will soon be held to chalk out what issues will be taken up during the budget session.