Congress leaders meet Meghalaya guv, stake claim to form govt

In a tweet, the Gandhi scion said that the Congress party respect the mandate and that the efforts will be made to win the people's trust back.

Extending its poor run in Assembly elections since losing power at the Centre in 2014, Congress has been completely wiped out from Tripura and Nagaland.

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, who was despatched to Shillong to explore ways of forming a Congress government, said the party had necessary support of MLAs to prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly.

The reaction by Rahul came even as he has come in for criticism for not being in the country at the time of the results. "We need to analyse this", Ms Banerjee said.

"The BJP ministry in Tripura would likely to assume office within this week".

Hailing the BJP's performance in recently-held elections in three North-Eastern states, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the party will register victory in poll-bound Karnataka as well. It all started previous year as BJP wrested power from Congress bastions - Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

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Sarma said there was no maturity in Rahul Gandhi as he sent four AICC leaders to form government in Meghalaya without understanding the ground reality. BJP is following a unsafe game of destabilisation, subversion and usurpation of power in North East, unmindful of the stability, security, peace and progress.

Deodhar had also worked as a national coordinator of the North-East India Communication Cell set up by Nitin Gadkari, when the latter was the BJP's national president. The NPF won 26 seats and the NDPP won 18 seats. Gowda said the country was seeing a "revival and resurgence" of the Congress starting with Gujarat and the by-polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, and "the cutting to size of the BJP due to its corruption and non-performance". Now, the whole of the region is under the rule of BJP and its allies except for Mizoram.

Hard times indeed for the Left front, with the scheduled Party Congress of the CPI (M) now an opportunity for serious introspection and soul searching.

The BJP, on the other hand, performed exceptionally well. As had happened in Goa and Manipur in 2017, the BJP has come from behind to cobble together a rainbow alliance in Meghalaya with merely 2 MLAs.

The BJP parliamentary board, the highest decision-making body of the party, will meet on Saturday night in New Delhi to decide on the future chief minister, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said. In 2013 the BJP contested 50 seats and in all its candidates except one lost deposits and it could not win a single seat and it was zero.

  • Megan Austin