Guwahati: Monday will be a brand new day for Meghalaya. Conrad Sangma will swear in as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. National People’s Party (NPP) supported by BJP and other regional parties has made the claim to form the government while in Nagaland, People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) supported by BJP has done the same. On Sunday, NPP chief Conrad K Sangma met Governor Ganga Prasad and submitted the letter of support from other parties.
BJP’s Northeast India strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma informed, “Happy to share that 34 newly elected members belonging to NPP, United Democratic Party (UDP), People’s Democratic Party (PDF), Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and one independent are meeting the Hon Governor to stake claim to form government in Meghalaya. Conrad Sangma will be the leader of this coalition.”
Though central leader Ashish Sarkar said to Kolkata 24X7 on Saturday, “We had a meeting with NPP. The primary discussion has finalised that Cornad Sangma will be the CM of Meghalaya and BJP has no problem with the decision.”
Congress has sent senior party leaders Kamal Nath, Mukul Wasnik and Ahmed Patel to Shillong to avert Manipur and Gao like situation. Congress has won 21 seats in the house of 60.
Nagaland has one Lok Sabha seat and Manipur has two seats. In Tripura, the government formation process is expected to be completed by March 10. Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Jual Oram will visit Tripura on March 6 to meet the newly elected MLAs. BJP’s state unit is trying to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the swearing-in. State president Biplab Deb is the front runner in chief minister’s race. Ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) is eyeing the deputy chief ministers’ post.