NCP-led Meghalaya outfit to face trust vote on March 17

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Shillong, Mar 15 (ANI): The NCP led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government has to prove its strength on March 17, after three members of the alliance withdrew their support one by one.

Congress North East General Secretary In Charge Luizinho Faleiro submitted a memorandum to the Meghalaya Governor urging the dismissal of the MPA government as it has already lost its legal right to be heading the government.

The 12-month-old five-party ruling coalition of MPA now has 30 MLAs -- NCP 15, UDP 10, Hill State Peoples Democratic Party 2, BJP 1 and two Independents.

The opposition led by Congress has support of 26 own members and two independents and one regional party member.

The party was reduced to a minority after a lone MLA from Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) withdrew his support on March 11.

On March 9, two other independents, one of whom joined the alliance two weeks back, had also withdrawn support to the MPA.

The two independents are now in the Congress. (ANI)

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