Prime minister Narendra Modi will attend swearing-in-ceremonies of the new governments in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura. The swearing in for Nagaland and Meghalya is scheduled for March 7, while in Tripura, it will be held on March 8.
In the just concluded state assembly polls in Meghalya, the National People’s Party and its allies made up of two BJP, two from the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and two Independents extended their support staking claim to form the new government with 32 members.
However, it is interesting to not that NPP and its allies received a shot in the arm before the formation of a new government as the support of two legislators from the HSPDP late Friday has been opposed by the [HSPDP] party.
Meanwhile in Nagaland, the ruling Nationalist Democratic Peoples Party (NDPP) and BJP won a comfortable total 37 seats in the 40:20 alliance seat sharing arrangement. NDPP stacked up 25 seats while BJP won 12 seats in the 60-member opposition-less Nagaland Legislative Assembly polls held on February 27.
Neiphiu Rio on Saturday submitted his resignation as the chief minister of Nagaland to the new governor, La Ganesan.
The BJP in Tripura assembly polls won 32 seats, while its ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) won one seat to retain power. In comparison BJP stacked 36 seats in the 2018 assembly polls.
The oath-taking ceremony of the new BJP + IPFT government, as per news reports, will be held at Vivekananda ground in Agartala on March 8.
It is worth noting that chief minister Manik Saha tendered his resignation to governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Friday.