Shillong (Meghalaya) , Feb 2 : Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday called up Union Home Minister Amit Shah to seek his help in securing another term after his National People’s Party (NPP) fell short of a majority in the state elections. His request was met without delay.
Meanwhile BJP’s national president requested the state BJP to render all support to the NPP to enable them to form a stable government .
PM Modi also took to his Twitter account to thank the party workers for their efforts they took for the Meghalaya polls .
Grateful to all those who have supported @BJP4Meghalaya in the Assembly polls. We will keep working hard to enhance the development trajectory of Meghalaya and focus on empowering the people of the state. I am also thankful to our party workers for the effort they put.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 2, 2023
Meghalaya’s election results appeared to head the way of the exit polls, with no party in clear majority, as votes were counted on Thursday amid tight security.
Sangma’s party won 26 seats emerging as the single largest party. The majority mark in Meghalaya, where the assembly has 60 seats, is 31. Voting on one of the seats was cancelled due to the death of the UDP candidate .
The United Democratic Party (UDP) was in second place, winning 11 seats. The Congress and the Trinamool Congress won five seats each, and the BJP two.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP’s main troubleshooter in the northeast, announced the party’s decision to support CM Conrad .
However, the alliance may still need to cobble together a few more seats to cross the magic number.
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