SHILLONG, MAR 3: Governor Phagu Chauhan on Friday invited the National Peopleâ€™s Party (NPP) to form the government in the state.
This was informed by NPP national president and newly elected parliamentary party leader Conrad K Sangma after meeting the Governor at Raj Bhavan and submitted his resignation as chief minister.
He was accompanied by the NPP MLAs, 2 BJP MLAs, Sanbor Shullai and AL Hek, and 1 Independent MLA of Baghmara Kartush R Marak.
Sangma informed that the NPP will immediately submit the list of MLAs by evening. According to him, most of the NPP MLAs are still on their way to Shillong since the results were declared just yesterday.
NPP national vice president and Pynursla legislator Prestone Tynsong announced the decision of the party to re-elect Conrad K Sangma of South Tura as the parliamentary party leader.
Sangma said in the meantime, the BJP and other political parties have already extended their support to the NPP for government formation.
He claimed that the NPP has sufficient numbers to form the government.