In Hung Meghalaya, Congress Call To Governor, BJP Nudges Regional Parties

Will Meghalaya witness hung Assembly? Decision on Saturday

The UDP chief said that Mukul Sangma of the Congress, the single largest party in the election, offered him chief ministership on a two-and-a-half year sharing basis between his party and the Congress. I met Governor and I have indicated that I will come back with letters of support from like-minded people. The National People's Party (NPP) and its ally at the Centre and in Manipur, the BJP, together won 21 seats, though they contested independently.

Sarma who was camping in Shillong since Saturday and was instrumental in foiling the Congress bid to woo the regional political parties including the Peoples Democratic Front (PDF), said that BJP would also be the part of the government.

The NPP and the BJP are to form the next government in Meghalaya, ANI reported on Sunday evening. According to the Election Commission data, the Congress with 21 seats has emerged the single largest party in the 60-seat Meghalaya assembly.

Following the verdict, party leaders met Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad late last night and demanded that it should be invited to form the next government.

Among Congress stalwarts who have lost are former chief minister Salseng C. Marak, defeated by former deputy chief minister and NPP candidate Timothy D. Shira at Resubelpara. He said, development of the state will be his main priority.

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The NPP won 19 seats, the UDP secured six seats while its alliance partner the HSPDP got two seats. The party, which got 19 seats, has made great inroads since the last Assembly elections in 2013 when they managed only two.

UDP chief Donkupar Roy had said that his party would support that group which is able to provide "a stable government". In fact, the Congress which has been losing ground in every election since the last three years, was hoping that Mukul would play a "saviour" and help the grand old party retain its hold.

The chief minister's wife Dikkanchi D Shira also won from Mahendraganj seat defeating her nearest BJP rival Premananda Koch by over 6,000 votes, the sources said.

Although it has become clear that the BJP is not a force to reckon with in Meghalaya, national politics dictated that Congress focus its energy on the BJP rather than NPP.

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