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By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, March 06, 2018: 

It’s a new day for Meghalaya as it greets its newly sworn-in Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, who will lead the NPP led coalition government in the state for the next 5 years.

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The NPP chief was administered the oath of office by Governor Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday morning in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu besides Congress leaders like outgoing CM Mukul Sangma and former MPCC chief DD Lapang.

BJP leaders — Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Here are the names of the cabinet ministers in the Conrad led coalition government in the state.

1. Prestone Tynsong – NPP
2. James P.K.Sangma – NPP
3. A.L.Hek – BJP
4. Sniawbhalang Dhar – NPP
5. Comingone Ymbon – NPP
6. Metbah Lyngdoh – UDP

The jubilant newly inducted cabinet ministers — James Sangma, AL Hek and Sniawbhalang Dhar.

7. Lahkmen Rymbui – UDP
8. Kyrmen Shylla -UDP
8. Banteidor Lyngdoh – PDF
10. Hamletson Dohling -PDF
11. Samlin Malngiang – HSPDP

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu and Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

As per the results of the Meghalaya State Assembly polls declared on March 3, the Congress party retained its hold with 21 seats, while the NPP bagged 19 seats.

Following its defeat in the state Assembly polls here, the BJP on Saturday had suggested that the NPP and UDP to enter into an alliance to form a “non-Congress government” in the state.

Outgoing Chief Minister of Meghalaya– Dr Mukul Sangma

After which the NPP got support from United Democratic Party (UDP), People’s Democratic Front (PDF), Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the BJP and an Independent. UDP, PDF, HSPDP and BJP have six, four, two and two seats respectively.

Veteran Congress leader and former MPCC chief Dr DD Lapang

Therefore, the Congress failed to form a coalition government in the state even after emerging as the single largest party.

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