BJP to support NPP in Meghalaya: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati, (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on March 2 that after the announcement of the result of the Meghalaya assembly election, National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma called up Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought his blessings to form the new government in the state.
Sarma also said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J.P. Nadda has advised the Meghalaya state unit of the party to support the NPP in forming the next government.
It was earlier anticipated that the BJP and NPP would come together to form the next government in Meghalaya.
The NPP has fallen short by five seats to touch the magic figure in the 60-member assembly in Meghalaya. The party got 26 seats, while the BJP managed to win 3 seats.
Another coalition partner of the NPP in the previous government, United Democratic Party (UDP), won 10 seats and is set to join hands with the NPP again.
All the three parties contested the election separately.

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