WION Web Team Meghalaya, India
Mar 06, 2018, 04.56 AM
National People's Party(NPP) leader Conrad Sangma was today sworn-in as Meghalaya chief minister after he took oath in a glittering ceremony attended by BJP president Amit Shah and home minister Rajnath Singh.
In a much-anticipated oath-taking ceremony, NPP president Conrad Sangma's party members arrived in Shillong today to take oath to form the new government in Meghalaya as the BJP helped to setup another government in the North East.
Last week Meghalaya polls had thrown up a hung assembly, however, to break the deadlock the BJP along with the United Democratic Party (UDP) extended support to the NPP after it bagged the second largest seats - 19 in all - in the 60 member state assembly.
#Meghalaya Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah arrive for oath taking ceremony of Meghalaya CM elect Conrad Sangma & others in Shillong pic.twitter.com/ehx91TcaUT
Although the Congress had bagged 21 seats but it wasn't able to cobble together a government as the Opposition was determined to form a "non-Congress" in the state.
During the polls, BJP got 2 seats, the United Democratic Party bagged 6 seats, the People's Democratic Front won 4 seats, the Hill State People's Democratic Party got 2 seats, the NCP and the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement won one seat each and Independents bagged three seats.