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Meghalaya: DR Donkupar Roy takes charge as Assembly Speaker

Meghalaya: DR Donkupar Roy takes charge as Assembly Speaker”

United Democratic Party (UDP) president Donkupar Roy, the key partner in the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government, was today elected as the Assembly Speaker. He also wanted to know which party led the ruling coalition.

The surrender of eight rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army near Williamnagar in the East Garo Hills was the "beginning of the end of militancy" in the state, said Meghalaya's newly-inducted home minister James Sangma on Monday, PTI reported.

Barring the protem Speaker, the MDA has 35 members.

The Congress, which won 21 seats, has 20 members in the Assembly since former chief minister Mukul Sangma won from two seats - Ampati and Songsak.

Responding to Mukul Sangma's barb, the chief minister said, " It is clear that the MDA government is headed by the NPP. there is no doubt about it.

The NPP stitched a non-Congress government by bringing nearly regional parties - NPP (19), United Democratic Party (6), People Democratic Front (4), Hill State People Democratic Party (2), Bharatiya Janata Party (2) and Nationalist Congress Party (1) besides 2 Independents.

Meghalaya is another state, after Manipur and Goa, where the Congress has not been able to forge a post-poll alliance with any of the regional parties despite emerging as the single-largest party.

He also proposed to the speaker to organize training for first time MLAs. "There are a few friends at the other side and let us see tomorrow", former Excise Minister and Congress Spokesperson, Zenith M. Sangma told IANS.

The lone Khun Hynñiewtrep National Awakening Movement MLA Adelbert Nongrum and one Independent MLA, S.K. Sun are yet to declare their affiliation. The election to one seat was countermanded following the killing of a Nationalist Congress Party candidate Johnathone Sangma.

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