;Newly elected MLAs in Meghalaya to take oath todayMarch 10th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by admin
Shillong, Mar 10 (ANI): All the 59 newly elected MLAs in Meghalaya will be administered the oath of office at a ceremony in Raj Bhavan today.
With taking oath, the formality of constitution of new house will be completed.
Governor S S Sidhu has set Monday as the deadline for formation of the new government in the State.
The Assembly elections results in Meghalaya on March 7 had produced a fractured mandate with no party getting a clear majority.
The ruling Congress emerged as the single largest party with 25 seats and is expected to return to power at the head of a coalition with help from its regional allies and independents in the 60-member House.
Chief Minister DD Lapang won his seat but the party fared poorly in the Garo Hills region. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), led by a former parliamentary speaker, Purno Agitok Sangma, won 14 seats in all. (ANI)
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