D D Lapang sworn in as Meghalaya Chief MinisterMay 13th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, May 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader DD Lapang was sworn in as Chief Minister of Meghalaya on Wednesday.
State Governor R S Mooshahary administered the oath of office and secrecy to Lapang at Raj Bhavan.
Besides Lapang, Deputy Chief Minister Mukul Sangma (Congress) and five other ministers - R C Laloo, M M Dangoo, Ampareen Lyngdoh (Congress), J A Lyngdoh (United Democratic Party) (UDP) and A T Mondol (Independent) - were also sworn-in.
The alliance has 37 MLAs - 26 from the Congress, nine from the UDP and two Independents - in the 60-member House, which now has an effective strength of 55 following resignation of one UDP MLA and disqualification of four others.
On May 8, the Union Cabinet had lifted the President Rule from Meghalaya, which was imposed on the state on March 19, after dismissal of the Donkupar Roy-led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance Government. (ANI)
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