All you need to know about Meghalaya's next CM Conrad Sangma

All you need to know about Meghalaya's next CM Conrad Sangma

For the objective, the MLAs from NPP and these regional parties recently met the Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad and later the meeting they made an announcement of the coalition government.

"Our leaders (Congress) had worked hard in Meghalaya and secured more seats than them".

A party meeting also decided that the two MLAs it has will not take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Conrad K Sangma as chief minister tomorrow, HSPDP president Ardent Basaiawmoit told reporters here.

Conrad Sangma also met governor Ganga Prasad on Sunday evening and staked claim to form the government. But the BJP came to power in both states with the help of smaller parties and Independents.

Meanwhile, the newly elected members of Congress have elected outgoing chief minister Mukul Sangma as the legislature party leader. United Democratic Party, with 6 MLA's chose to pledge support for the Conrad Sangma led NPP.

A delegation of three Congress leaders - Kamal Nath, Ahmed Patel and CP Joshi - met the Governor at 7 pm on Saturday night, they said.

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Extending its poor run in Assembly elections since losing power at the Centre in 2014, Congress has been completely wiped out from Tripura and Nagaland.

BJP has appointed Union Ministers - Nitin Gadkari and Jual Oram - as Central Observers to help facilitate the election of BJP legislature party leader in the state.
BJP made him the convener of the North East Democratic alliance (NEDA) formed to bring all the non-Congress parties under the NDA umbrella and it has paid off spectacularly for the party once only known for its existence in the Hindi belt. He said, development of the state will be his main priority.

Among the three Independent MLAs, Samuel Sangma is said to have declared his support on Sunday.

Meghalaya is the second state, after Manipur and Goa, where the Congress has not been able to forge a post-polls alliance with any of the regional parties despite emerging as the largest single party. The victory of Gujarat and Himachal will have huge impact here in Tripura because the worthless government which is ruling here for the last 25 years is dependent on the defeat or victory of BJP in some other state as they do not have any report card of their own. "We are committed to giving them an alternate form of government and we are moving in that direction only", Himanta told ANI.

It did not take too long for Roy to declare that his party's support lies with NPP.