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Meghalaya Cong to hold demonstrations tomorrow against Karnataka Guv inviting BJP to form govt

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Opposition Congress, which had won the largest number of seats in the February Assembly poll in Meghalaya, will hold demonstrations across the state tomorrow to protest the Governor's decision of inviting the BJP to form government.

The had secured 20 out of the 58 seats of Assembly in the polls.

But it was the conglomerate of the which had secured 19 seats formed the government with the support of other regional parties and the BJP.

Regional parties (six), Peoples (two), the Hills State (two), NCP (one), independents (two) besides the BJP, which won just two seats came together to form the Democratic Alliance under Conrad Sangma.

NPP's seats increased to 20, the same as that of the Congress, after the party won the April 27 election in Williamnagar, where polls were countermanded following the killing of its candidate.

B S Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as today after the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in the May 12 elections which threw up a hung Assembly.

PCC chief said the party will organise dharnas here and all district headquarters tomorrow morning to protest against the "blatantly partisan and authoritarian act" of the Governor.

The party would, however, not stake claim to form the government, he said.

"There is no such move on our parts. We are concentrating on the election to the seat at the moment," he said.

The election to Ampati seat, which was vacated by former and senior party leader Mukul Sangma, is scheduled for May 27.

If the wins the seat it would become the largest party in the

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 00:20 IST