National People’s Party president Conrad Sangma took oath, the 12th chief minister of the state on Tuesday. Governor Ganga Prasad invited Sangma to form the government after the Saturday results threw up a fractured mandate.
Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday had suggested that the NPP and United Democratic Party enter into an alliance to form a “non-Congress government” in the state.After which the NPP got support from United Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Front, Hill State People’s Democratic Party and the BJP and an Independent. UDP, PDF, HSPDP and BJP have six, four, two and two seats respectively.
Sangma claimed support of 34 MLAs, on this occasions, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is the chairman of the North East Democratic Alliance, were present at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
Therefore, the Congress failed to form a coalition government in the state even after emerging as the single largest party.