BJP has changed the perception of Northeastern states, says Rajnath

BJP has changed the perception of Northeastern states, says Rajnath

Renikton Lyngdoh and Samlin Malngiang - have signed the letter of support, which was handed over to Governor Ganga Prasad on Sunday projecting Sangma as their leader to lead the non-Congress government. "The UDP was offered two options €" the party was offered to head the government with Congress providing the support for stability else the UDP leadership was offered to head the government for a period of two and half years while Congress would have led for the remaining portion of the tenure.

NPP's rise in the state has been impressive as it raised its tally to 19 seats from just two in the previous elections. Soradini Sangma was present at the sprawling greens of the Raj Bhavan in Shillong to watch her son take oath as the 12th chief minister of the state.

Sources both in the BJP and Congress admit that the Northeast results won't have any substantial impact on Karnataka elections as the BJP does not have any new card to play.

The swearing-in of the ministers will take place today morning. Even though BJP managed only 2 seats in the state, it is part of the Government.

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Conrad has also been a state minister and has held portfolios such as finance, power and tourism. "We are not here to focus on region or area-wise development, but we would like to focus on the entire state". The other constituents of the new government include BJP, United Democratic Party (UDP), Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) and People's Democratic Front (PDF). Congress, which was in power in the state for the last 10 years, bagged 21 constituencies out the 59 but fell short of majority mark by 10 seats following which it lost its long-kept throne from another state.

Extending his best wishes for the new chief minister, Mukul Sangma expressed hope that the new administration would be able to come up to the people expectations of the people. He served as the leader of the opposition in the assembly from 2010 to 2013.

"A pre-poll alliance was forged between the UDP and HSPDP but they (UDP) did not consult us when they proposed the name of Conrad Sangma to be the Chief Minister", HSPDP President Ardent Basaiawmoit told journalists.