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Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya's 12th Chief Minister

Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya's 12th Chief Minister

Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya's 12th Chief Minister

After Sangma, the council of ministers were also sworn-in.

Even after forming the alliance, the Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) expressed reservations about forming the government with the BJP as well as the projection of Conrad Sangma as the Chief Ministerial candidate. The Oath taking ceremony will take place on 6th March at 10.30 am. "I congratulate Conrad Sangma".

In a series of tweets, Surjewala wrote, "Our best wishes to people of Tripura, Nagaland & Meghalaya". But now that perception has changed with the BJP's victory in the Northeast.

"There are many sectors that need to be looked into and we will look into them one by one separately" Sangma added. The Congress under the leadership of Mukul Sangma earlier in the day had said it is the single-largest party to get votes and that it should be invited to form the government in Meghalaya.

"Congratulations to the newly sworn in CM of Meghalaya Sri \@ SangmaConrad and his team".

Amit Shah celebrates with supporters in New Delhi.

The MDA includes five political parties that include six MLAs from the United Democratic Party, four from the People's Democratic Front, two each from the Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the BJP, one from the Nationalist Congress Party besides two Independent members.

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UDP MLA, Metbah Lyngdoh who is a first-time Minister has been allotted departments of Tourism, Water Resources, Excise and Home Guards and Civil Defence.

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.

Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Conrad and his ministers at a simple swearing-in ceremony in Raj Bhavan. Outgoing chief minister Manik Sarkar submitted his resignation to governor Tathagata Roy on Sunday.

Congress has sent senior party leaders Kamal Nath, Mukul Wasnik and Ahmed Patel to Shillong to avert Manipur and Goa like situation.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was following a risky game of destabilsation, subversion and usurpation of power in the region.

According to party leaders at the meeting, Modi referred to comments from some critics that Tripura was a small state with only two Lok Sabha seats and underlined the significance of the BJP's win.

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