Rahul accuses BJP of 'usurping' power, forming 'opportunistic' alliance in Meghalaya

Rahul accuses BJP of 'usurping' power, forming 'opportunistic' alliance in Meghalaya

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Congratulating the newly appointed Meghalaya CM, Sonowal said that hope the new government works to fulfil the aims and aspirations of the people of Meghalaya. "They may be small states, but we get to say that we are in power in 22 states in the country now and that is a powerful slogan", another state BJP leader contended.

"There is support from different agencies from the Centre to help developmental process in the state but I think it requires a bit of more committed efforts at the state level to ensure that utilisation is done in a proper manner and projects are completed on time", Sangma said. Sangma is now is the Lok Sabha MP from the Tura parliamentary constituency in Meghalaya. But now that perception has changed with the BJP's victory in the Northeast.

He said the swearing-in of the new Ministers would take place on Tuesday.

Sangma also met Regional Democratic Alliance chairman Donkupar Roy at his residence.

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Meanwhile, the HSPDP, a partner in the new coalition government in Meghalaya, has already made a discordant note as it expressed its unhappiness over the way ally UDP bulldozed its way to name Conrad as the chief minister without consulting it.

Meghalaya is the latest state to install a non-Congress government, along with Tripura in the Northeast, leaving only Mizoram to the Congress.

On Sunday, Sangma staked a claim to form the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government with the support of six from UDP, four from People's Democratic Front (PDF), two each from HSPDP and BJP, besides one Independent MLA, Samuel Sangma.

Although BJP only won two seats in the Meghalaya Assembly Elections held on February 27, it stitched up an effective alliance with other regional parties to create a coalition government and snatch the state from the Congress Party. His youngest son, Conrad Sangma, took over the party after his death in 2016. It will be at the end of five years that the people of Meghalaya will know if the coalition will be worth it. Sangma himself admitted it wouldn't be easy, but he will have to try without a doubt.