Meghalaya map as seen in Election Commission of India site Election Commission of India
Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar submitted his resignation to Governor Tathagata Roy on Sunday, a day after the CPI (M)-led Left Front was dethroned by the BJP-IPFT coalition after almost 25 years in power.
A stark feature of the MDA ministry is the absence of women in the 12-member cabinet, especially since the NPP had projected Conrad's sister, Agatha, a former Union minister, as its chief minister nominee.
The ministers who were also administered oath of office and secrecy included: Prestone Tynsong (NPP) James Sangma (NPP), A L Hek (BJP), Sniawbhalang Dhar (NPP), Comingone Ymbon (NPP), Metbah Lyngdoh (UDP), Lakmen Rymbui (UDP), Kyrmen Shylla (UDP), Banteidor Lyngdoh (PDF), Hamlet Dohling (PDF) and Samlinv Malngiang (HSPDP). "We are not a big player here".
Conrad Sangma's skills of persuasion and negotiation will be tested if the contradictions within the five-party coalition, the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), come to the fore. Congress has won 21 seats in the house of 60. "HSPDP says "no" to be in the Regional Democratic Alliance if BJP is part of the Alliance".
Kohima: Veteran Naga People's Front (NPF) leader T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday resigned as Chief Minister of Nagaland after the BJP turned down its offer for a post-poll alliance to form a new government.
"We will be discussing Government formation with our alliance partners and members of the PDF and the KHNAM soon", he said.
Shillong: From being a campaign manager for his late father at the age of 18 to leading the National People's Party, Conrad Kongkal Sangma has risen to become the chief minister of Meghalaya at the age of 40. A delegation of three central leaders of the Congress - Kamal Nath, Ahmed Patel and CP Joshi had met the governor on Saturday.
Outgoing Chief Minister Mukul Sangma was present on the occasion and mingled freely with BJP leaders.
Shutdown in Kashmir to protest civilian killings
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Sri Lanka declares 10-day Emergency
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BJP 21, Congress - 3
He said that CPI (M) would continue to oppose the BJP and its "divisive agenda" not only in Tripura but throughout the country. The BJP has, apart from other factors, utilized massive deployment of money and other resources to influence the elections.
Civilians stay put despite 'pause' in Syria bloodshed
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