Mukul Sangma tenders resignation as Meghalaya CM

Oath taking is just beginning, real work starts from today: Conrad Sangma

Mukul Sangma tenders resignation as Meghalaya CM

The BJP has two legislators and our party has also chose to extend support to the NPP.

- The UDP has rejected the Congress offer to form an alliance as the majority supports a that non-Congress Govt in the state.

The Congress leader further added that the party accepts the verdict and will play a constructive role in the assembly.

Even if he was in the country and had been stationed in Meghalaya himself, BJP would have found an excuse to say he is ignoring the senior leadership which has several more years of experience than him.

"NPP has agreed to the condition of the three regional parties and I will be the chief minister", Conrad said.

"BJP has 2, upper hand will be NPP 19, followed by next upper hand UDP, they are 6".

The Meghalaya Congress president further hit at the BJP and its allies forming the government in the state, saying that it is very easy to stake a claim, but hard to govern.

Oath taking is just beginning, real work starts from today: Conrad Sangma

Sources said that, Conrad Sangma will be sworn in as new Chief Minister of Meghalaya during a grand function to be held at Polo ground, Shillong.

"We [the United Democratic Party] made a decision to form a non-Congress government, and we have decided that the government will be led by Conrad Sangma as the chief minister", Roy told ANI.

"We have support of 29 MLAs in the 59 member House. We have come to express our support to the regional parties to form a non-Congress government", Rijiju told PTI after coming out of Roy's residence here.

"As a party we meet and discussed the formation of govt".

BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a delegation of National People's Party, United Democratic Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and Hill State People's Democratic Party would meet the Governor of Meghalaya at 5 p.m.to stake claim to form government.

"It will be a government of the regional political parties to be led by the NPP. We all decided we should form a non-Congress govt, and we have decided that NPP government should be formed led by Conrad Sangma as the CM", Donkupar Roy, president of United Democratic Party, told ANI today. The Assembly Election results ended up with Congress being the single largest party with 21 seats, following with NPP having 19 seats, UDF with 6 and BJP with only 2 seats. He said, development of the state will be his main priority.

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