North East Election Live Updates: Conrad Sangma Claims Majority In Meghalaya, Nagaland Sees More Drama

North East Election Live Updates: Conrad Sangma Claims Majority In Meghalaya, Nagaland Sees More DramaSHILLONG:  Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who heads the Naga People’s Front or NPF that won 29 seats along with its ally in the assembly election, said he will not resign. Mr Zeliang said he would meet with BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi to discuss government formation in Nagaland. NPF chairman Shurhozolie Liezietsu has written to Amit Shah, saying they were “still friends”. In Meghalaya, the National People’s Party or NPP leader Conrad Sangma has met with Governor Ganga Prasad to stake claim to form government. The Congress under the leadership of Mukul Sangma earlier in the day had said it is the single-largest party to get votes and that it should be invited to form government in Meghalaya. The Congress is 10 seats short of the halfway mark at 31. Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Ahmed Patel flew from Delhi to Shillong to talk to regional parties for support. “Associates have assured support in the last one hour. The BJP is out of the fray; they are trying to create mischief,” Kamal Nath told NDTV.

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 Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has resigned today, a day after the Congress failed to secure majority in the assembly election. The governor has accepted his resignation and asked Mr Sangma to be in charge till a new government is formed, a Raj Bhavan official said. “Since the whole election process is over, the chief minister has to submit his resignation and I did. Further course of action will follow as per convention,” Mr Sangma told news agency PTI.Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP’s main strategist in the northeast who stitched up the brand-new coalition in Meghalaya, took a sharp dig at the Congress and its chief Rahul Gandhi for what he called was their immature handling of the job at hand. “I think they have faltered in their judgment,” Mr Sarma told NDTV.”The top-most priority is the Naga political issue. People want peace. And when peace comes, development will happen. You remember when I was CM, we fought the underground together. We have to give a push to the Naga issue. PM Narendra Modi had signed the Naga Framework Agreement… negotiations are going on. When people are united, the solution will come. The people support the BJP and also my party. I am grateful to the people. We are happy that we are going to have a strong and stable government to take up big issues and development agenda. I am inviting him (PM Modi) in the swearing in ceremony.”The National People’s Party met Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad and staked claim to form the next government in the state. The NPP, which secured 19 seats on its own, has the backing of six United Democratic Party (UDP) legislators, four People’s Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs, two each from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) MLAs and an independents, taking the combined strength of the alliance to 34. This leaves the ruling Congress, despite retaining 21 seats, lagging in the numbers game.

North East Election Live Updates: Conrad Sangma Claims Majority In Meghalaya, Nagaland Sees More Drama

Nagaland election: Chief Minister TR Zeliang’s party Naga People’s Front and its ally won 29 seats

SHILLONG:  Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who heads the Naga People’s Front or NPF that won 29 seats along with its ally in the assembly election, said he will not resign. Mr Zeliang said he would meet with BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi to discuss government formation in Nagaland. NPF chairman Shurhozolie Liezietsu has written to Amit Shah, saying they were “still friends”. In Meghalaya, the National People’s Party or NPP leader Conrad Sangma has met with Governor Ganga Prasad to stake claim to form government. The Congress under the leadership of Mukul Sangma earlier in the day had said it is the single-largest party to get votes and that it should be invited to form government in Meghalaya. The Congress is 10 seats short of the halfway mark at 31. Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Ahmed Patel flew from Delhi to Shillong to talk to regional parties for support. “Associates have assured support in the last one hour. The BJP is out of the fray; they are trying to create mischief,” Kamal Nath told NDTV.

Here are the live updates of government formation in Nagaland and Meghalaya:

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has resigned today, a day after the Congress failed to secure majority in the assembly election. The governor has accepted his resignation and asked Mr Sangma to be in charge till a new government is formed, a Raj Bhavan official said. “Since the whole election process is over, the chief minister has to submit his resignation and I did. Further course of action will follow as per convention,” Mr Sangma told news agency PTI.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP’s main strategist in the northeast who stitched up the brand-new coalition in Meghalaya, took a sharp dig at the Congress and its chief Rahul Gandhi for what he called was their immature handling of the job at hand. “I think they have faltered in their judgment,” Mr Sarma told NDTV.
 
“The top-most priority is the Naga political issue. People want peace. And when peace comes, development will happen. You remember when I was CM, we fought the underground together. We have to give a push to the Naga issue. PM Narendra Modi had signed the Naga Framework Agreement… negotiations are going on. When people are united, the solution will come. The people support the BJP and also my party. I am grateful to the people. We are happy that we are going to have a strong and stable government to take up big issues and development agenda. I am inviting him (PM Modi) in the swearing in ceremony.”
Neiphiu Rio, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Nagaland

“Like-minded parties had a common interest. All parties came together to work under an alliance. It’s not about help from BJP. They are part of the alliance. There is a large anti-incumbency against the last government. Most parties who fought the election was against the last government.”
Conrad Sangma, National People’s Party

The National People’s Party met Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad and staked claim to form the next government in the state. The NPP, which secured 19 seats on its own, has the backing of six United Democratic Party (UDP) legislators, four People’s Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs, two each from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) MLAs and an independents, taking the combined strength of the alliance to 34. This leaves the ruling Congress, despite retaining 21 seats, lagging in the numbers game.

 North East Election Live Updates: Conrad Sangma Claims Majority In Meghalaya, Nagaland Sees More Drama

Nagaland election: Chief Minister TR Zeliang’s party Naga People’s Front and its ally won 29 seats

SHILLONG:  Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who heads the Naga People’s Front or NPF that won 29 seats along with its ally in the assembly election, said he will not resign. Mr Zeliang said he would meet with BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi to discuss government formation in Nagaland. NPF chairman Shurhozolie Liezietsu has written to Amit Shah, saying they were “still friends”. In Meghalaya, the National People’s Party or NPP leader Conrad Sangma has met with Governor Ganga Prasad to stake claim to form government. The Congress under the leadership of Mukul Sangma earlier in the day had said it is the single-largest party to get votes and that it should be invited to form government in Meghalaya. The Congress is 10 seats short of the halfway mark at 31. Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Ahmed Patel flew from Delhi to Shillong to talk to regional parties for support. “Associates have assured support in the last one hour. The BJP is out of the fray; they are trying to create mischief,” Kamal Nath told NDTV.

Here are the live updates of government formation in Nagaland and Meghalaya:

For the latest Election News & Live Updates from Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya log on to NDTV.com. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has resigned today, a day after the Congress failed to secure majority in the assembly election. The governor has accepted his resignation and asked Mr Sangma to be in charge till a new government is formed, a Raj Bhavan official said. “Since the whole election process is over, the chief minister has to submit his resignation and I did. Further course of action will follow as per convention,” Mr Sangma told news agency PTI.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP’s main strategist in the northeast who stitched up the brand-new coalition in Meghalaya, took a sharp dig at the Congress and its chief Rahul Gandhi for what he called was their immature handling of the job at hand. “I think they have faltered in their judgment,” Mr Sarma told NDTV.
“The top-most priority is the Naga political issue. People want peace. And when peace comes, development will happen. You remember when I was CM, we fought the underground together. We have to give a push to the Naga issue. PM Narendra Modi had signed the Naga Framework Agreement… negotiations are going on. When people are united, the solution will come. The people support the BJP and also my party. I am grateful to the people. We are happy that we are going to have a strong and stable government to take up big issues and development agenda. I am inviting him (PM Modi) in the swearing in ceremony.”
Neiphiu Rio, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Nagaland

“Like-minded parties had a common interest. All parties came together to work under an alliance. It’s not about help from BJP. They are part of the alliance. There is a large anti-incumbency against the last government. Most parties who fought the election was against the last government.”
Conrad Sangma, National People’s Party

The National People’s Party met Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad and staked claim to form the next government in the state. The NPP, which secured 19 seats on its own, has the backing of six United Democratic Party (UDP) legislators, four People’s Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs, two each from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) MLAs and an independents, taking the combined strength of the alliance to 34. This leaves the ruling Congress, despite retaining 21 seats, lagging in the numbers game.

Source:-ndtv.