Shillong: Conrad Sangma, chief of the National People's Party (NPP), took oath as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
The oath was administered by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad.
BJP national president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh were present at the oath taking ceremony.
40-year-old Conard Sangma will be heading a five-party coalition, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the northeastern state.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the perception of people in Meghalaya will change after the BJP has gained victory in the Northeast. "I congratulate Conrad Sangma. There was a perception that only Congress party can survive in the north-east but now that BJP has gained victory here that perception will change," said Rajnath Singh.
Talking to reports after the swearing-in ceremony, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sharma said, "We are clear on our agenda of good governance, many sectors need to be looked into. Real challenge and work starts today. We will work to take our state forward."...