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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to seek trust vote on Monday

IANS  |  Shillong 

Chief Conrad will face a floor test at a special session of the Assembly on Monday to prove his majority, officials said on Sunday.

Prior to proving his majority in the 60-member House, Protem will preside over the session to elect the of the newly constituted tenth Assembly.

Former Chief of the ruling Democratic Alliance (MDA) government and opposition Winnerson D. are in the race to occupy the top post of the Assembly.

Roy, the longest serving legislator, is also the of the United Democratic Party, which is the key in the National People's Party-led government. Sangma is a two-time from Salmanpara constituency in the

Sangma was sworn in as the 12th Chief of Meghalaya on March 6 after six non-parties, include one Independent came together and formed the coalition government.

"The MDA is confident that its nominee will be elected as the of the Assembly and the will prove that he enjoys absolute majority in the Assembly," told IANS.

He said the six-party MDA coalition includes 19 members from the National People's Party, six from the United Democratic Party, four from the the People's Democratic Front, two each from the Hill State People's (HSPDP) and the BJP, one from the besides one Independent.

The NPP, which won 19 assembly seats in the just concluded polls, is the second largest party after the Congress with 21 seats.

Meghalaya is another state, after and Goa, where the Congress has not been able to forge a post-poll alliance with any of the regional parties despite emerging as the single-largest party.

"We are hoping against hope (Speaker's election). There are a few friends at the other side and let us see tomorrow," former Excise Minister and Congress Spokesperson, told IANS.

and two Independents, S.K. Sun and Lambor Malngiang, are yet to declare their support for any of the two candidates.

Polling for 59 of the state's 60 assembly seats was held on February 27. The election to one seat was countermanded following the killing of a candidate



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 19:54 IST