Conrad Sangma has been sworn-in as the Meghalaya Chief Minister. The National People’s Party (NPP) President, who is the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker late PA Sangma, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ganga Prasad at a function in Shillong Tuesday morning.
Earlier, Mr Sangma was invited by the Governor to form the government after he staked the claim with the support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.
The MLAs include 19 from NPP, six from United Democratic Party, four of the People’s Democratic Front, two each of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party and the BJP, and an Independent.
Meghalaya threw up a fractured mandate in the Assembly polls on Saturday. The Congress, which had been in power in the state for the last 10 years, won 21 seats.