Meghalaya Chief Minister-elect Conrad K Sangma met Governor Ganga Prasad on Tuesday to stake claim to form the government in the state.
The National People’s Party (NPP) leader, who is the younger son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A Sangma, was accompanied by his party colleagues and legislators from other parties who have extended their support to the NPP-led alliance.
The NPP-led alliance, which includes the United Democratic Party (UDP), the People’s Democratic Front (PDF), the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has a total of 34 MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly.
The NPP emerged as the single largest party in the state with 19 seats, followed by the Congress with 21 seats.
The NPP-led alliance has the support of two Independents and one MLA each from the BJP and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The Congress, which had emerged as the single largest party in the state, had failed to form the government as it could not get the support of other parties.
The NPP-led alliance has now staked claim to form the government in the state.
The Governor is expected to invite the NPP-led alliance to form the government in the state.
The NPP-led alliance is likely to form the government in the state with Conrad K Sangma as the Chief Minister.
The NPP-led alliance has promised to provide good governance and development in the state.
The NPP-led alliance has also promised to focus on the development of the state’s rural areas and to create employment opportunities for the youth.
The NPP-led alliance has also promised to work towards the upliftment of the tribal communities in the state.
The NPP-led alliance has also promised to work towards the preservation of the state’s culture and traditions.