Kiren Rijiju meets UDP chief to discuss govt formation in Meghalaya

Kiren Rijiju meets UDP chief to discuss govt formation in Meghalaya

Kiren Rijiju meets UDP chief to discuss govt formation in Meghalaya

Furthermore, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader noted that since one MLA out of every two MLAs of all supporting political parties will be a part of the new government, one MLA out of the two BJP MLAs will also be a part of it.

According to latest developments, a five-party alliance is now being discussed, which can approach the governor to form the government in the state.

Following its defeat in the state Assembly polls here, the BJP on Saturday had suggested that the NPP and UDP enter into an alliance to form a "non-Congress government" in the state.

According to Sangma, the party had approached the regional parties to provide a stable government but they did not respond positively. Speaking on the current development, BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "UDP has extended a support letter to us and we have discussed threadbare".

"NPP has agreed to the condition of the three regional parties and I will be the chief minister", Conrad said. Right from the time of campaigning we knew that BJP, NPP and UDP were together and it has been proved now.

MLAs from the NPP led by Sangma, and legislators from the BJP and UDP reached Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad's residence in Shillong to stake claim to form the government.

Union minister and senior BJP leader K J Alphons informed media here today that the Governor has invited Mr Sangma to take oath day Tuesday.

Top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National People's Party in Meghalaya on Sunday said that NPP leader Conrad Sangma would be the new chief minister of the state. 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 will be discussing government formation with our alliance partners and members of the PDF and the KHNAM soon", he said.

The political scenario in Meghalaya has dramatically changed after UDP leader and former Meghalaya CM Dr Donkupar Roy said his party has made a decision to extend support to NPP and Conrad Sangma.

As per the results of the Meghalaya State Assembly polls declared on March 3, the Congress party retained its hold with 21 seats, while the NPP bagged 19 seats. Meanwhile, both the BJP and NPP has said that the picture will be clear till Sunday evening about who will be forming the government in the state.

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