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Conrad Sangma stakes claim to form new Meghalaya govt, ally BJP says 34 MLAs backing him

Conrad Sangma stakes claim to form new Meghalaya govt, ally BJP says 34 MLAs backing him
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By CNBCTV18.com Mar 3, 2023 4:19:30 PM IST (Updated)

The NPP emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya as the assembly election results were declared on Thursday. With 26 seats, the NPP, which contested alone this time, fell short of five seats to reach the majority mark of 31 seats in the 60 member assembly.

National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma resigned as Meghalaya Chief Minister and met Governor Phagu Chauhan on Friday to stake claim to form the new government in the state. The Governor accepted the resignation but requested him to continue on the post till alternative arrangements are made.

The NPP emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya as the assembly election results were declared on Thursday. With 26 seats, the NPP, which contested alone this time, fell five seats short of clear majority mark of 31 seats in the 60 member assembly.


Meanwhile, the BJP bagged only two seats, while the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) got five seats each. The United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged as the second largest party with 11 seats.
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