Monday, 17 December, 2018

Conrad Sangma allocates portfolios to his council of ministers

Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI
Andrew Cummings | 09 March, 2018, 02:40

The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) is an NPP led alliance government that has shown confidence in dealing with the problems the state is facing. Purno A Sangma was a former Union minister and Lok Sabha speaker. DD Lapang and Mukul Sangma, both former CMs of Congress, were also present.

Chief Minister Sangma retained Cabinet Affairs, Political, Personnel, Finance, Programme Implementation, Industries and all other Departments not allocated to other Ministers and residual matters.

Singh was there with the BJP President Amit Shah for the oath of the National People's Party (NPP) president Conrad Sangma as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. He was the leader of United Democratic Party (UDP), that is the most important constituent in the newly-installed and NPP-headed Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA).

Meanwhile, breaking his silence on the defeat in three Northeast states, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that the party was committed to winning back the people's trust and hit out at the BJP, accusing it of "usurping" power through proxy in Meghalaya and using "big money" to create an "opportunistic alliance".

PM Narendra Modi congratulated Sangma on becoming the chief minister.

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Roy is the longest serving serving legislator who got elected from Shella constituency for seven consecutive terms since 1988. In Shillong, it won 12 seats in Nagaland and will join the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) to make a coalition government.

"If we say there is no challenges, then we are running away from the truth". As a collation partner we need to communicate and respect each other.

The Congress tried to retain power in Meghalaya by sharing power with the regional parties. "The UDP was offered two options €" the party was offered to head the government with Congress providing the support for stability else the UDP leadership was offered to head the government for a period of two and half years while Congress would have led for the remaining portion of the tenure.

He added: "Congress has the wherewithal to create a turnaround in any situation".

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