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  • Meghalaya: Congress to return to power, 3 ex-CMs win February 28, 2013

    Shillong: Three former Chief Ministers in Meghalaya emerged victorious in the Assembly election as the Congress is comfortably coasting towards a return to power winning 29 seats. Congress chief DD Lapang, former Chief Minister SC Marak and United Democratic Party president Donkupar Roy...
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • Meghalaya: Cong emerges as single largest party, to retain power February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The ruling Congress party on Thursday came back to power after emerging as the single largest party in the state and winning 29 seats in Meghalaya. It now remains to be seen whether it will yet again form a coalition with the UDP like the last time to come...
  • Meghalaya polls: cement, coal lobbying remain a major concern February 21, 2013

    Meghalaya/Shillong: In the last 40 years of its statehood, Meghalaya has seen 23 governments. The coal and cement lobbies in the state are increasingly controlling elections and ensuring unstable governments. Ardent Basaiawmoit, a legislator from Nongkrem is swimming against the tide, pushing for clean politics in Meghalaya. Basaiawmoit expects to win,...
  • 113 crorepatis in fray for Meghalaya polls February 12, 2013

    Shillong: Altogether 113 candidates of the total 341 candidates in fray for the February 23 Assembly elections in Meghalaya have property worth over Rs one crore, according to an working for electoral reforms. The ruling Congress fielded 35 crorepati candidates including four women, second only to the 38 others who...
  • New CongressNCP coalition likely in Meghalaya March 14, 2009

    Shillong: Former Lok Sabha speaker and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P A Sangma on Saturday hinted at a coalition government headed by the Congress, after the ruling Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government was reduced to a minority. "For the sake of stability and development, I am ready for any arrangement,"...
  • UDPNCP, Cong stake claim to form govt in Meghalaya March 8, 2008

    Shillong: In Meghalaya, both the ruling Congress and the opposition NCPUDP coalition have staked claims to form the next government. The NCPUDP coalition, which is calling itself the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance, paraded 30 MLAs before the Governor SS Sidhu on Friday, which constitutes a simple majority in the 60member Assembly. Chief Minister...