Alliance Cobbled Together By BJP Set To Form Government In Meghalaya, Oath-Taking Ceremony On 6 MarchBJP chief Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate BJP’s solid performance in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.  (Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The five-party alliance cobbled together by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and headed by the National People's Party (NPP) is set to form a government in Meghalaya, News18 has reported.

NPP chief Conrad Sangma met the Governor earlier today and staked claim to form a government. The alliance has 34 MLAs - 19 from NPP, six from the United Democratic Party, four from the People's Democratic Front, two from the BJP, two from the Hill State People's Democratic Party. An independent lawmaker has also joined the coalition. The halfway mark in the state assembly is 30.

The swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place at 10.30 am on 6 March.

The Congress has suffered a fate similar to Goa and Manipur despite emerging as the single largest party in the state.

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