Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Meghalaya today to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the National People's Party (NPP)-led government in the state, Assam BJP leaders said on Monday. Meghalaya threw up a fractured mandate on Saturday with the ruling Congress emerging as the largest party, marginally ahead of its rival, the NPP, an ally of the BJP at the centre and in Manipur. The Congress won 21 seats in the 60-member Assembly, making it the single-largest party, but it was 10 seats short of an absolute majority. A Lok Sabha member from Tura parliamentary constituency, Mr Sangma was the state's youngest Finance Minister in 2008 and was later leader of the opposition in the assembly.
Here are the highlights of Conrad Sangma's swearing-in:
Congratulations and my best wishes to Shri Conrad Sangma on being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. I am confident that he and his team of ministers will put the state back on a development track.- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 6, 2018
- National People's Party (NPP) (@nppmeghalaya) March 6, 2018
The National People's Party congratulates Shri Conrad Sangma on becoming the Chief Minister of #Meghalaya. #MeghalayaElection2018#MeghalayaResults#OneMeghalaya#Shillong#Tura#NorthEastNews#NorthEastIndiapic.twitter.com/eJbnkBiaTC
Minutes after he picked up his invite from Meghalaya's Raj Bhavan on Sunday to take oath as Chief Minister on Tuesday morning, Conrad Sangma had admitted that it wasn't going to be easy running a coalition government." itemprop="description