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Mukul Sangma quits as CM

Photo by: Prakash Verma
Photo by: Prakash Verma

SHILLONG: Chief minister Mukul Sangma has put in his papers on Sunday to pave the way for the NPP leadership to form the new government in Meghalaya.

Sangma, whose grand old Congress fell short of majority and could not tap UDP and independent candidates net governor Ganga Prasad in Shillong in the morning and tendered his resignation.

Prasad accepted his papers and suggested him to continue till an arrangement is in place.

Notably, a non Congress coalition government is set to be installed in Meghalaya. UDP legislative meeting which took place on Sunday morning at Donkuper Roy’s residents in Shillong announced support to NPP to form the government.

NPP chief Conrad Sangma accompanied by his legislators and their UDP and BJP counterparts are  meeting governor Ganga Prasad on Sunday evening to stake claim to form the government with Conrad as chief minister.

The high voltage development took place a day after Congress got 21 seat, NPP 19, BJP 2 and UDP 6 seats with six independents who wants non Congress government in the state.