Meghalaya

Conrad Sangma to be new Meghalaya chief minister

March 6, 2018, 2:04 am
Shillong (Meghalaya), Mar 6: Conrad Sangma, chief of the National People’s Party (NPP), is set to take oath as Meghalaya chief minister on Tuesday, marking the return of regional parties at the helm of the hill state’s politics after a decade.
 
Sangma will oversee a rare alliance of four regional parties—the NPP, United Democratic Party (UDP), People’s Democratic Front (PDF) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP)—as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an independent.
 

Meghalaya : NPP's Conrad Sangma to take oath as CM on March 6

March 4, 2018, 8:07 pm
Shillong (Meghalaya), March 4: Claiming support of 34 MLAs, Conrad Sangma submitted the letter of support to the Meghalaya Governor and staked claim to form the Government. 
 
National People's Party (NPP) is all set to form the Government in Meghalaya with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also being a part of it. Conrad Sangma will be sworn in as the Chief Minister on March 6.
 

Will inspire Meghalaya regional parties to form non-Congress government: BJP

March 4, 2018, 4:17 pm
Shillong(Meghalaya) Mar 4:  The BJP  said that it will "inspire" the regional parties to respect the public mandate and form the non-Congress government in Meghalaya."We have less role to play in the formation of the new government but we will inspire the regional parties and the NPP (National People's Party) to come together and form the new government," Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
 

Meghalaya : Congress stakes claim to form government

March 4, 2018, 3:11 pm
Shillong (Meghalaya), Mar 04: Senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath on Saturday met Governor Ganga Prasad requesting him to invite the Congress to form the new government in Meghalaya.
 
"We have already met the governor and handed him a letter to request him to invite the Congress being the single largest party," Nath told IANS.
 
 
The Congress which emerged as the single largest party winning 21 assembly seats is short of ten seats to get an absolute majority in the 60 member assembly.
 

Meghalaya election results: Congress takes the lead in Meghalaya but NPP not far behind

March 3, 2018, 3:54 pm
 
Shillong (Meghalaya) , Mar 03: The ruling Congress bagged one seat and was leading in 21, with the National People’s Party (NPP) ahead in 16 and the BJP in four in the vote count so far for the Meghalaya assembly on Saturday.
 
The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and People’s Democratic Front have won one seat each, and were leading in one and two seats, respectively. 
 

Meghalaya :Mega rallies ahead of polls, campaigning ends today

February 25, 2018, 1:15 pm
Shillong (Meghalaya), Feb 25: With the last day of campaign falling on Sunday, political parties and candidates in poll-bound Meghalaya are organising  mega rallies in their respective constituencies .
 
The rallies were a kind of show of strength before going to the polls on February 27.
 
Trying to discourage opponents ahead of the poll day is a common feature among candidates by holding public meetings with thousands of supporters as well as road shows by marching on the streets or taking out a cavalcade of vehicles.

Meghalaya’s Most-Wanted Militant Gunned Down by Security Forces

February 24, 2018, 3:36 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 24: The commander-in-chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira, was reportedly killed by the security forces today in an encounter at East Garo Hills district  of Meghalaya.
 
Heading the GNLA, a proscribed militant outfit active in the Meghalaya's South and East Garo Hills district, Shira had been dubbed as the most-wanted terrorist in the poll-bound state.
 

Meghalaya : BJP has no 'record of delivery' nationally says MP Shashi Tharoor

February 23, 2018, 10:46 pm
          By : Evanjoplin Dkhar 
 
 
Shillong(Meghalaya), Feb 23: Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor today expressed confidence that the party will come back to power in Meghalaya as he claims that the BJP has no “record of delivery” nationally.
 
 
 

Meghalaya : NCP to seek the intervention of Supreme Court to end border dispute with Assam

February 23, 2018, 9:47 am
By :Evanjoplin Dkhar
 
Shillong (Meghalaya), Feb 23: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today resolved to seek the intervention of the Supreme Court to end the long pending inter-state border dispute with Assam as it assured that uranium mining will not be encouraged in the state.
 
 
 

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