Shillong: The 10-year long rule of Congress in Meghalaya has come to an end as National People’s Party (NPP) President Conrad Sangma sworn in as Chief Minister on Tuesday.
On Monday he was invited by Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad to form the government in the state. According to an official of Raj Bhavan the governor invited Conrad Sangma to form the government as he had the support of 34 MLAs.
Sangma met the governor last evening and staked claim to form the government with the support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.
Apart from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is the chairman of the North East Democratic Alliance, a non-Congress entity, will also present the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
It was said that the NPP will form the coalition Government in Meghalaya with the support of BJP, UDP, HSPDP, PDF and an independent MLA from Dalu, Samuel Sangma. NPP Chief Conrad Sangma went to stake claim for formation of new government with 34 MLAs — 19 NPP, 6 UDP, 2 each BJP and HSPDP, 4 PDF and one Independent.