Meghalaya gets a new Chief Minister in Conrad SangmaThe party-wise tally in the recently concluded Assembly election in Meghalaya is as under:-
1. Total seat: 60
2. Election held: 59
3. Congress : 21 (in 2013: 28)
4. NPP : 19 (in 2013: 2)
5. BJP: 2 (in 2013: 0)
6. UDP: 6 (in 2013: 8)
7. HSPDP: 2 (in 2013: 4)
7. Others & Independents: 9 (in 2013: 18)
Even after getting 7 fewer seats than 2013, Congress has been the largest party in the present House. The party sent two very seasoned observers, viz., Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath to Shillong to form a coalition Government. These two seasoned leaders, after condemning BJP for communal and divisive politics, went straight to the religious leaders in Shillong for using their influences to form Government. On the other hand, BJP observers, Ram Madhav and Himant Biswa Sarma, held detailed discussion with NPP and formed a coalition with it and other smaller parties.
As a result of the detailed discussion, today Conrad Sangma of National Peoples' Party (NPP) has been sworn as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. BJP is a minor coalition partner. Another six Ministers have also taken oath along with Conrad Sangma.
Best wishes to the young, dynamic Chief Minister of Meghalaya.