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Conrad Sangma govt wins easy trust vote

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The Conrad K government won a facile trust vote in the Assembly today.

In all, 35 votes were cast in favour of the confidence motion and 20 against. One vote was declared invalid, while an MLA abstained. The did not vote. of Opposition Mukul had contested from two seats and won both.

Sangma-led MDA government, which includes the BJP and regional parties, was sworn in on March 6. Six non-parties and an independent MLA constitute the Democratic Alliance (MDA) government.

Initiating the debate on the motion of confidence, former and of Opposition Mukul slammed the of for tying up with the BJP. He also wanted to know which party led the ruling coalition.

"It will be appropriate for this house to know which party is leading the government. Is it by the NPP or is it led by BJP and its conglomerates?" he asked.

He said it was for the first time in the history of the state that files during the swearing-in of the new government were all saffron.

Responding to Mukul Sangma's barb, the said, " It is clear that the is headed by the NPP...there is no doubt about it. All the political parties including the UDP, HSPDP, and BJP in their letters of support submitted to the had clearly expressed support to the government led by "

The NPP stitched a non-government by bringing almost regional parties - NPP (19), United (6), People (4), Hill State People (2), (2) and Nationalist Party (1) besides 2 Independents.

has a 60-member Assembly, but elections were held for 59 seats due to the killing of a candidate.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 17:30 IST