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Karnataka effect: Cong stages protests across Meghalaya

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The Congress, which emerged the single largest party in the February elections in but was not invited to form the government, today held statewide protests here and sent a petition to urging him to safeguard democratic principles and the sanctity of the Constitution.

The staged dharnas and later, submitted a memorandum addressed to at the Raj Bhawan.

is currently not in Shillong.

"As a mark of protest, the Pradesh Committee is organising statewide dharnas to protest this blatantly partisan and authoritarian act of the of Karnataka," said in a petition to the

Earlier, state president and MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh and Congress staged a protest at the Congress Bhavan here.

The Congress had secured the maximum number of seats (20) in the then House of 58 in the Assembly elections held in the state on February 27.

The (NPP), securing 19 seats, was called to form the government with support from the (6), the Peoples (4), the Hills State (2), the BJP (2), the NCP (1) and two Independents.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:05 IST