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Conrad Sangma sworn in as new Chief Minister of Meghalaya

Conrad Sangma sworn in as new Chief Minister of Meghalayaā€¯

NPP or National People's Party has a coalition with UDP or United Democratic Party, People's Democratic Front (PDF), Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the BJP.

Form being former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi's trusted lieutenant to BJP president Amit Shah's blue-eyed boy, Himanta Biswa Sarma has come a long way. UDP general secretary Jemino Mawthoh said his party, too, has made it clear during the meeting that it favours a non-Congress Government in the State.

Sangma also met Regional Democratic Alliance chairman Donkupar Roy at his residence.

Since Conrad still has the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly, thus he has the numbers to form the government. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by governor Ganga Prasad. "I congratulate Conrad Sangma".

The HSPDP chief also said that UDP did not consult with his party before proposing Conrad K Sangma's name as the Chief Minister.

All three states are very important, the prime minister said, referring to Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, adding that the central government will give priority to their development.

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He was instrumental in installing the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh and in cobbling up a partyled coalition in Manipur after a fractured verdict there in 2017.

Meanwhile, the newly elected members of Congress have elected outgoing chief minister Mukul Sangma as the legislature party leader.

"During the election we have campaigned that we want to have a non-Congress and non-BJP government, this is the reason we don't want the BJP", HSPDP president Ardent Basaiawmoit told reporters.

Replying to questions from journalists on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar confirmed the next state assembly elections would be held on time and not simultaneously with the LS elections.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused the BJP of "usurping" power through proxy in Meghalaya and using "big money" to create an "opportunistic alliance" in the state.

He further said the BJP is not a communal party and in the BIP ruled states there is no incident of communal violence rather the opposition who brands BJP as communal are themselves communal.

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