Conrad Sangma to Take Oath for his Second Term as CM on Tuesday

MEGHALAYA: Conrad Sangma will form the Meghalaya govt for the second time. He will be sworn in as the CM on Tuesday,at a ceremony that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend, officials said.

Sangma who submitted his resignation on Friday, claimed that he has an “absolute majority with 32 MLAs” on his side in the 60-member assembly but refused to give details of supporting parties.

The NPP emerged as the single-largest party in Meghalaya on Thursday, winning 26 seats out of the 59 constituencies that went to vote on February 27.

The United Democratic Party (UDP), which was the NPP’s ally in the last government, emerged as the second-largest party, winning 11 constituencies. It had won only six seats in the 2018 polls.

The Congress, which won just five seats, termed the renewed tie-up a “paradox”, noting that the BJP’s central leadership had described Mr Sangma government as one of the “most corrupt” in the country. MLA Ronny V Lyngdoh, who won from the Mylliem assembly constituency, said the opposition will continue to work with “like-minded” parties despite facing a defeat.

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