In late night meeting with Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad, the Congress that is the largest party with hikes voting share amongst the contests in the just completed election has reportedly staked claims form government in the state. The meeting between Congress leader and the Governor around at 10 pm on Saturday.
‘Congress is the single largest party in Meghalaya, must be invited to form the government,’ senior Congress leaders reportedly told the Governor.
CP Joshi and Vincent Pala were said to have met the Governor. Meanwhile, Congress veteran Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath have been flown in from Delhi to ensure there’s no repeat of Manipur and Goa this time.
In Manipur and Goa though congress was the single largest party BJP cunningly formed government using bjp ideology governors in office allege opposition parties.
Another senior Party leader Mukul Wasnik was also present in Shillong, where all the leaders held talks with the local leadership, other parties and Independents.
Sources said that Patel and Nath soon after reaching Shillong in the afternoon held discussions with party leaders, including outgoing chief minister Mukul Sangma.
Both the leaders claimed that the Congress would form government in Meghalaya and was working towards it.
The Congress was in power in Meghalaya for five years and it hoped to get a majority this time too, which did not happen, Wasnik said.
No party has got majority and parties with the same ideology should work together to form a government, he said.
Meghalaya is one of the five states currently held by the Congress. The other states are Punjab, Karnataka and Mizoram, and Union territory Puducherry.