PM Modi to be part of swearing in of Chief Ministers in North – East
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Ministers and their ministers of Meghalaya and Nagaland on Tuesday and Tripura on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda and some Union Ministers are also likely to attend the programs in the three state capitals. Official and BJP sources said the swearing-in ceremony of the new Meghalaya chief minister and his council of ministers will take place in Shillong at 11 am on Tuesday, while that of Nagaland will take place at Kohima at 1.45 pm.
Governor to swear in Tripura’s new chief minister and ministers on Wednesday in Agartala Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new chief ministers of Meghalaya and Nagaland on Tuesday and Tripura and their ministers on Wednesday.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda and some Union Ministers are also likely to attend the programs in the three state capitals.
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader and caretaker Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the convenor of the BJP-led North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), in Delhi ahead of the formation of the new Nagaland government. I will meet the central leaders of BJP.
The ruling NDPP (25 seats) along with its ally Bharatiya Janata Party (12 seats) retained power in Nagaland for a second consecutive term by winning 37 seats in the 60-member assembly. Rio, who was unanimously elected as the leader of the NDPP Legislature Party on Friday, submitted his resignation to Governor La Ganesan on Saturday.
In Meghalaya, National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma has reiterated that he has letters of support from 32 MLAs and claimed to have received an invitation from the governor to form the next government. Sangma said he has the support of 32 MLAs, which is one more than the required number to form the government.
In the assembly elections held on 27 February, the NPP won 26 seats, while the BJP with two seats extended its support to the NPP-led government. Since 2018, Chief Minister Sangma handed over letters of support to the Governor with the signatures of 32 MLAs – 26 NPP, two BJP, two MLAs from the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party and two independents.
Sources in Tripura said that outgoing Chief Minister Manik Saha will once again take over as Chief Minister. A meeting of newly elected MLAs and leaders was held in Agartala on Sunday.
BJP’s Northeast in-charge Sambit Patra, Manik Saha, BJP State President Rajib Bhattacharjee and Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik were present in the meeting. In the assembly elections held on 16 February, the BJP won 32 seats, one more than the magic figure of 31 in the 60-member assembly, while its ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, got one seat.