Conrad Sangma, president of the National peoples party will sworn-in today as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya. The ceremony is expected at 10.30 am today.
The swearing-in ceremony will be followed by forming coalition governments later on in Nagaland and its maiden government in Tripura also.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP government by saying that the BJP has usurped power in Meghalaya through a proxy. He showed disregard for the people of the three states the same way as in Manipur and Goa. He blames the BJP government as obsessive by having power and they will use the huge money to create an opportunistic.
According to Conrad Sharma, Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad had invited him to be the state’s next CM.
He added, “The governor has invited me to form the government as I have the numbers”. He has the support of 34 MLAs in the state of 60-member Assembly.
After the meeting with the Governor Sangam told that he had submitted a letter of support from 34 MLAs out of which six are from United Democratic Party(UDP), Four from People’s democratic Front (PDF), 19 from NPP, two each from Hill State People’s Democratic Party(HSPDP), an independent and from the BJP.
The top leaders of the BJP party will likely to attend the ceremony including party’s president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Assam BJP president Ranjit Dass.
Although a single-largest party win in Meghalaya, Congress was unable to make a post-poll alliance with any other regional party.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said, “we have offered formulae before the UDP for working with us- either UDP should form the government or share power for the next two and half years. But they told me that it could have been discussed much earlier”.