Naga governor asks Neiphiu Rio to form government

Mar 05, 2018, 00:28
Naga governor asks Neiphiu Rio to form government

"As the constitutional head, my duty is to see who has the majority and call him to form the new government".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that the people of the northeast have rejected the "politics of hate" by "unanimously" voting the BJP to power.

With results announced for all 59 seats in Tripura's state legislature, the BJP had won a big majority to form a government on its own in the state, replacing the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI (M).

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He said that the BJP and the IPFT have unleashed widespread attack against Leftist members following their victory in Tripura, and added that the people there would bravely resist the attacks against them.

The BJP and the NDPP had contested in 20 and 40 seats, respectively. The win boosts the BJP ahead of next year's national elections. Mr. Roy accepted the resignation, but asked him to hold charge until the formal transfer of power.

The heavy defeat in Tripura has raised several questions within the CPI (M) on adopting the "right strategy" for survival, party leaders said.

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Sonamura, a sub-divisional headquarters, is about 55 km south of Agartala.

"When we are facing a communal demon like the BJP, no non-communal people and secular party can work in isolation". Without their cooperation, it would have been impossible to implement government policies. "We will continue to oppose the BJP and its divisive agenda not only in Tripura but all over India", Sitaram Yechury, CPM general secretary said after the results were declared. Accepting grand alliance's proposal, Governor Ganga Prasad invited NPP leader Conrad Sangma to take oath as next Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Jamatiya died in New Delhi on March 2. "Now, we are collecting all information from different corners of the state", Mr Sarkar told NDTV.

Following a courtesy exchange, Biplab Deb touched the feet of Manik Sarkar and sought his blessings as a token of respect.

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"You carry out victory rallies and rejoice, but in a manner that does not cause inconvenience to others". Together with NPP, NPF could take up its number to 29. "I have not been selected as Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP yet". "This is for the leadership to decide". "Running a coalition government is never easy but I am confident that the MLAs who are with us are very committed to the state and people, will work towards development of the state", said Sangma.