The Home Minister Rajnath Singh took a jibe against the Congress Party by saying that BJP’s recent victory in North East changed the perception that only Congress can survive there. He attended the swearing-in ceremony by the leader of the coalition government in Meghalaya where BJP is also a part.
Singh was there with the BJP President Amit Shah for the oath of the National People’s Party (NPP) president Conrad Sangma as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
In a statement, he spoke to the media that there was a perception that only the Congress can survive in the Northeast. But now that perception has changed with the BJP’s victory in the Northeast.
” Our victory is no less than a grand success…and one can see that. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong leadership is responsible for it.” he added.
The Congress got ousted from power in Meghalaya’s recently held Assembly elections while in areas like Tripura and Nagaland, the party did not manage to win a single seat.
Bhartiya Janta Party got an absolute majority and two-third along with its ally IPFT in Tripura, it won two seats in Meghalaya to become a part of the Sangma government. In Shillong, it won 12 seats in Nagaland and will join the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) to make a coalition government.
The NPP secured 19 seats on its own. It was backed by six United Democratic Party (UDP) legislators, four from People’s Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs, two each from BJP and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) MLAs including one independent that raised the overall alliance to 34.