Shillong saw the swearing-in of Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar as Meghalaya’s deputy chief ministers.
Others taking their oaths as ministers in the new NPP-led Meghalaya administration were Abu Taher Mondal, Kyrmen Shylla, Marcuise N Marak, and Rakkam A Sangma.
Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh, Comingone Ymbon, Paul Lyngdoh, and Alexander Laloo Hek took their oaths of office as ministers in the newly formed NPP-led Meghalaya government.
Conrad Sangma expresses gratitude to UDP, PDF for support to form NPP-led govt
In Meghalaya, the NPP-led alliance, with the support of 45 MLAs two of the BJP, has staked claim to form the government in the state.
Among the allies, the eight cabinet berths will go to the NPP, two to the United Democratic Party (UDP) and one each for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP).
Sangma’s NPP won 26 seats in the assembly elections and formed the government for a second consecutive term.
Sangma won from the South Tura constituency with a margin of 5,016 against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bernard N Marak, as per the data shared by the Election Commission of India on March 2.
United Democratic Party (UDP) bagged 11 seats in the results of assembly polls announced on Thursday. Congress won five seats. Trinamool Congress, which had inducted all Congress MLAs in the previous assembly, also got five seats.
BJP, People’s Democratic Front and Hill State People’s Democratic Party bagged two seats each. Voice of the People Party got four seats. Two seats were won by independent candidates.BJP and NPP were partners in the outgoing government but fought the assembly polls separately.
(With inputs from agencies)
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