"We want the NPP to take the initiative and the BJP will provide full cooperation". DD Lapang and Mukul Sangma, both former CMs of Congress, were also present. The BJP rushed its top leaders then to strike a deal with regional parties and Independents and made Manohar Parrikar the chief minister of the state.
# Sangma is the son of former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, of Purno Agitok Sangma. In a tweet, Gandhi said the Congress had accepted the mandate but would strive to win back the trust of the electorate in the Northeast.
In Tripura, putting up a remarkable show, the BJP and its alliance partner Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, IPFT surge ahead of the ruling CPI-M led Left Front in the counting of votes for 59 Assembly constituencies in Tripura.
BJP national spokesperson and Meghalaya in-charge Nalin S Kohli said Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief Amit Shah and BJP strategist and North East Democratic Alliance (Neda) convener Himanta Biswa Sarma will attend the ceremony. Meghalaya is one of the five states now held by the Congress. the other states are Punjab, Karnataka, Mizoram and Puducherry. It has the support of six legislators from the United Democratic Party, four from People's Democratic Front (PDF), and two each from the HSPDP and the BJP, besides an Independent lawmaker Samuel Sangma.
"He (Mukul) came and met me, seeking our support to form the government with a proposal of sharing power for two-and-half years each", UDP chief Dr. Dongkupar Roy said.
Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 40-year-old Tura Lok Sabha member, who was projected as the leader of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition.
He said the new government would have an good environment to take the state forward.
Meghalaya threw up a fractured mandate on Saturday with the Congress emerging the largest party winning 21 seats.
The Congress tried to retain power in Meghalaya by sharing power with the regional parties. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said, that the NDPP-BJP alliance has secured near simple majority in Nagaland.
SPD Votes: No New Elections for Germany
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Fear as South Africa meat recall over listeria spreads
The company increased testing for Listeria and confirmed the presence of a strain of Listeria in some products on February 14. Members of the public are in panic mode after processed meat products have been linked to the recent listeriosis outbreak.
Stephen Hawking: before the Big Bang there was nothing
In other words, the Euclidean space-time continuum is an endless closed surface, much like the surface of the Earth. The idea here, if I'm understanding correctly, is that the universe didn't exist, and then it did, and now it does.
Amazon looks to offer checking accounts for customers
It's important to note that the venture wouldn't include Amazon's transforming into a bank, The Wall Street Journal noted. The Wall Street Journal said any potential collaboration is " in its early stages and may not come to fruition".
Mickelson defeats Thomas in WGC-Mexico play-off
He spoke Spanish (at least I think it was Spanish), charmed patrons and finally (finally!) got back in winner's circle. Perez had three birdies in a four-hole stretch and momentarily tied Sharma for the lead.
Powerball winning numbers announced for $321 million jackpot
The odds of winning both jackpots are one in 75 quadrillion - that's 15 zeros - according to data scientists at Allstate. The odds of buying a $1 million ticket are one in 12 million, which means that chances of winning the jackpot are lower.