Guwahati/Shillong, March 4: If reports are to be believed, it is almost final now that a non-Congress Coalition Govt supported by BJP will form the next Govt in Meghalaya.
Talking to mediapersons at Shillong, MP Kiren Rijiju said, “As per the mandate given by the people, the Congress which was the ruling party in Meghalaya couldn’t secure majority that means the majority of the mandate is against the Congress Govt of Meghalaya, so based on the mandate a coalition government can be formed. BJP don’t have the requisite numbers so it will give support to the coalition which will be non-Congress in Meghalaya. But yes, Govt of India will give full support to the new government for the development of Meghalaya.”
Rijiju was meeting the UDP leader, Donkupar Roy in the state today. He stressed on the fact that if it is a non-Congress coalition government which the BJP wants then it will get full support from the Centre.
He further said, “We hope all the regional parties will come together for this coalition”
It has also been reported that the non-Congress Coalition will approach the Governor today to stake claim for government formation with Conrad Sangma of the NPP as the projected CM. UDP and HSPDP have already extend their support to the BJP-NPP alliance in Meghalaya.
Meanwhile, though no official movement so far was seen from the Congress side but it was reported that the Congress too have send their feelers to all the regional parties. Earlier multiple senior Congress leaders met the Governor on Saturday requesting him to allow the Congress to stake claim first as it was the single largest party.
Mostly likely congress will meet the Governor officially tomorrow or by late evening today to stake claim for government formation as the single largest party in the state as per constitution. But it will be interesting to note if the regional parties support the party or prefer to take the side of the Non-Congress Coalition Government.
Sources however revealed that most of the parties have decided to be a part of the non-Congress Coalition Govt.
Earlier, Congress CM of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma resigned from his post.