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Congress-NCP govt in Meghalaya likely

delhi Updated: May 06, 2009 16:51 IST

Efforts are on to form a Congress-NCP government in Meghalaya, which is currently under President's Rule.

NCP leader P A Sangma met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here last night and discussed the prevailing political situation in the state, in an attempt to pave the way for formation of a Congress-NCP government.

Leader of the Congress Legislature Party and former Chief Minister D D Lapang, who is camping in the national capital, also had a meeting with some Congress MLAs.

"We are now in a position to form a government in Meghalaya. The Congress High Command will take a final decision on it," Lapang said.

Sources said the Centre may revoke President's Rule to enable a Congress-NCP government later this week.

Meghalaya was placed under President's Rule on March 19 after the then NCP-led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government survived a trust vote on the floor of the state assembly through a controversial decision by the Speaker.

Speaker B M Lanong cast his vote when there was a 27:27 tie in the 60-member House during division.

NCP has 14 MLAs while Congress has 26 MLAs in a House of 60.