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NPP set to form next govt in Meghalaya

09 March 2018, 01:57 | Katrina Lee

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After the cabinet meeting, Conrad told reporters that it was an introductory meeting with the council of ministers, along with officers from various departments, to understand things before the works begin. The NPP leader made a dramatic turnaround in the Assembly Election and was selected as the Chief Minister.

"Each member has the democratic right to express an opinion".

Soradini Sangma was present at the sprawling greens of the Raj Bhavan here to watch her son take oath as the 12th chief minister of the state.

BJP national spokesperson and Meghalaya in-charge Nalin S Kohli said Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief Amit Shah and BJP strategist and North East Democratic Alliance (Neda) convener Himanta Biswa Sarma will attend the ceremony. The oath-taking ceremony of newly elected Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma took place in Shillong.

Among those who were sworn in includes Conrad Sangma's elder brother James Sangma besides three former Congress ministers - Prestone Tynsong, Comingone Ymbon and Sniawbhalang Dhar - who were elected to the Meghalaya Assembly as NPP members.

The Congress now rules Meghalaya and is set to emerge as the single largest party in the state, according to trends available for most of the seats in the state.

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Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel had rushed to Shillong on Saturday, along with former minister Kamal Nath, to attract the very three regional parties that chose to go with NPP along with some independents.

Admits running coalition govt a challenging task. As a collation partner we need to communicate and respect each other.

Acting on a specific intelligence input, a small team of the Army along with the elite Special Operations Group cordoned off the Hatwar area in Awantipur and carried out a "surgical attack" on a house, the Army said. He failed to win the support of voters in 2013, losing to Congress's Clement Marak from Selsella by a margin of over 2,000 votes.

This decision was taken unilaterally by the UDP and without consulting us.

Sangma also met Regional Democratic Alliance chairman Donkupar Roy at his residence.

The Congress will look for every opportunity to fish in troubled waters, a situation that vests the smaller parties with huge bargaining power.

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