Congress facing existential crisis in NE region

Just when it looked like grand old party Congress is gaining strength it has suffered fresh setback in North East region. This time party’s five legislators have resigned in Meghalaya and are all set to join BJP ally the National People’s Party (NPP). Those who have quit today include a former Deputy Chief Minister, Rowell Lyngdoh. The Congress which had 30 MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya assembly now has 24. This is a major setback considering that Meghalaya goes to poll this year.
Once considered to be Congress bastion, the party is slowing losing its presence in North East region. It lost Assam and Manipur election to BJP. In Arunachal too saffron party managed to wean away Congress legislators to form BJP government under Pema Khandu. Dissidence is the main reasons for the down fall of Congress government in Assam, Arunachal and Manipur. BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sharma, a former Congress strongman who left party after trying hard to dislodge Tarun Gogoi is believed to be the architect behind collapse of Congress party in the region. The grand old party is miserably failing to keep its flock together and their weakness is being exploited by the rivals. If the present trend continue, the BJP’s dream of Congress free India might come true atleast in NE region.