Conrad Sangma submits resignation staking claim to form new Govt; BJP submits Letter of Support

(Photo: Conrad Sangma/Twitter)

Shillong: Chief minister Conrad Sangma has submitted his letter of resignation as the chief minister to governor of Meghalaya, Sh Phagu Chauhan on Friday.

Conrad sangma took to twitter and said, “Submitted the letter of resignation as Chief Minister of Meghalaya to Hon’ble Governor, Sh. Shri Phagu Chauhan Ji, also staking a claim to form the new Government.”

Meghalaya’s ruling party, the National People’s Party (NPP) which emerged as the single-largest party stacked up 26 seats in the state assembly polls result on Thursday. However the NPP fell short of gaining majority in the 60-member assembly.

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Despite the Bharatya Janata Party impressive campaign which included the prime minister Narendra Modi’s road show in the Meghalaya, the party managed to win only two seats.

On the total seats tally, Congress and TMC won five seats each respectively. Others include, two independent candidates, four seats by Voice of the People Party (VPP); Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), the People’s Democratic Front won two seats each. NPP’s ally, the United Democratic Party (UDP) won 11 seats making it the second second-largest party in the assembly polls.

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It is worth nothing that NPP supremo, Conrad Sangma defeated BJP’s Bernard Marak in the South Tura with a comfortable margin of 5,016 votes.

Meanwhile, the BJP state president Ernest Mawrie in is “Letter of support for formation of Government” congratulated Conrad Sangma and his party over the election victory, wrote in the letter, “as per directions from the National president, BJP J P Nadda” for the institution of new government.

“Sir, I’m to express my special estimation that we shall work together and alleviate our relationship in the best interest of the state,” Ernest Mawrie wrote on Thursday.  

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