Mukul Sangma to be sworn in as Meghalaya CM today

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Shillong, Apr 20 (ANI): Mukul Sangma, who was elected leader of the Congress Legislature Party in Meghalaya on Monday night, will be sworn in as Chief Minister today.

Deputy Chief Minister Sangma has been elevated to the post of Chief Minister after 21 of the 28 MLAs were opposed to Dr D D Lapang's leadership.

Sangma has also been elected as the leader of the Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) by its constituents last night.

The outgoing Chief Minister Lapang submitting his resignation last night and said he respects the decision of majority in the party and would work with the party, though he does not have any position.

The current ruling Congress alliance, sworn in last year after the fall of the NCP-led government, enjoys the support of 44 legislators - 28 from Congress, 9 from UDP, two from Hill State Peoples Democratic Party, one from Khyun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement and four Independents in a house of 60. (ANI)

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