Meghalaya Election 2018: In late night meeting with Governor, Congress stakes claim to form government
In late night meeting with Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad, the Congress has reportedly staked claims form government in the state.
DNA had earlier reported about 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.
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.
The Congress’ move comes in the wake of criticism in the past that the party was caught “napping” in Goa and Manipur, where despite emerging as the single-largest party it failed to form governments.
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.
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