Union Cabinet lifts President Rule from Meghalaya

May 8th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today decided to lift 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.

With the chances of installation of a government, likely to be headed by former Congress Chief Minister DD Lapang, the Union Cabinet has taken a view of the situation and decided to lift the President’s Rule.

Earlier, talks for the installation of a Congress-NCP ministry in Meghalaya, which was under President’s rule following dismissal of the MPA Government brightened on Friday with both parties finalising modalities to provide a stable government.

“We have made some breakthrough. We have accepted NCP’s offer to join hands. We are finalising the modalities,” Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told a news agency.

The 60-member assembly, where Congress has 26 MLAs and NCP 14, was under suspended animation since March 19.

NCP leader P A Sangma and Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Luizinho Faleiro have held several rounds of meetings in the national capital during the last few days to sort out their differences, sources said. (ANI)

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