Mukul Sangma resigns as Meghalaya CM

Posted March 05, 2018

The BJP has two legislators and our party has also chose to extend support to the NPP.

Talking on the alliance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the National People's Party (NPP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP), Pala asserted that it was known beforehand that all the three parties were together. While the picture is now hazy, as per reports and sources, a 5-party alliance including NPP, UDF, BJP, PDF and independent MLAs might claim to form the government in the state.

"BJP has 2, upper hand will be NPP 19, followed by next upper hand UDP, they are 6".

Mukul Sangma said that the outcome of the Assembly polls was a mandate against the BJP.

The NPP, which secured 19 seats on its own, has the backing of six United Democratic Party (UDP) legislators, four People's Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs, two each from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) MLAs and an Independents legislator, taking the combined strength of the alliance to 34.

Earlier in the day, Sangma met Governor Ganga Prasad and submitted his resignation letter.

The National People's Party (NPP) on Sunday met Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad and staked claim to form the next government in the state.

"We have support of 29 MLAs in the 59 member House". Rahul ji has sent the partys best minds to Meghalaya, but if it didnt work out in favour, there are several factors and it is not fair to say he is disinterested, said a party member requesting anonymity. "We are in a comfortable position to form the next government".

The NPP-BJP and allies will meet the governor at 5 pm and in all likelihood, Conrad Sangma will be sworn in as the chief minister of the state.

"He (Mukul Sangma) came and met me seeking our support to form the government with a proposal of sharing power for two and half years each", UDP chief Dr Donkupar Roy said.

Speaking to the media, NPP president Conrad K Sangma confirmed that in a few hours the entire picture regarding the upcoming government in the state will be clear.

Meghalaya is the second state, after Manipur and Goa, where the Congress has not been able to forge a post-poll alliance with any of the regional parties despite emerging as the largest single party. He said, development of the state will be his main priority.