Meghalaya scenario: Conrad stakes claim to form govt

Will Meghalaya witness hung Assembly? Decision on Saturday

Conrad has two siblings - bother James Sangma and sister Agatha.

"Congratulations to \@ SangmaConrad on taking oath as Meghalaya CM".

Earlier, six MLAs of United Democratic Party made a decision to extend their support to the alliance.

National People's Party (NPP) president Conrad Sangma on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, a day after staking claim to form the government with support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.

Meanwhile, the newly elected members of Congress have elected outgoing chief minister Mukul Sangma as the legislature party leader.

The National People's Party was founded by late Garo leader PA Sangma, who was a Lok Sabha speaker and a former chief minister of Meghalaya.

Megahlay had given a fractured verdict with ruling Congress as single largest party wit 21 seats, nine short of simple majority.

The formation of government in Meghalaya will strongly hold BJP's foot in six of the seven northeastern states. The strength of BJP and its allies has now risen to 32. The parties in the MDA fought the elections on their own ideologies and beliefs, as Conrad Sangma told this newspaper. The BJP has 35 MLAs and the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has eight. While CPI (M) has got 16 seats.

Amit Shah celebrates with supporters in New Delhi. The BJP on Saturday wrested Tripura, and received an invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland. Together with BJP they equal the Congress tally. They broke off our party supporters and took them with them. BJP's key strategist in the Northeast Himanta Bishwa Sarma was also present.

The NPP, though an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Manipur, did not have a seat-sharing arrangement with it in the state before the polls.

"Since the whole election process is over, the chief minister has to submit his resignation and I did".

" Our victory is no less than a grand success...and one can see that". He called it a win for democracy over brute force and intimidation.

"My honest thanks to each and every Congress worker who toiled for the party", Gandhi tweeted in the aftermath of the election results. He has organised a number of musical events in north-eastern region. "We will work on a common agenda", when asked about the challenges of forming a coalition government.

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