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Meghalaya: Will keep cards close to chest, says Mukul Sangma

The Congress has also rushed senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath to Shillong

Shillong:  Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said the election results were not on expected lines and he would keep his cards close to his chest with regard to the Congress forming government in the State.

Sangma’s comments came as the trends suggested was heading for a hung Assembly.

“The results were not on expected lines, but I am still looking forward,” he said.

Asked if the Congress would be able to form government again in Meghalaya, Sangma said he would not like to reveal his party’s plan now.

“I would like to keep my cards close to the chest,” he said.

Elections to the 60-member Assembly were held on 27 February.

According to the available trends for Meghalaya, the Congress has won nine seats and is leading in 11. The NPP has won three seats and is ahead in 16 seats.

The is leading in two seats. Smaller parties and Independents have grabbed six seats and forged ahead in 12 seats.

The Congress has been in power in since 2003 and Sangma has been at the helm of affairs since 2010.

After the Assembly elections in Manipur and threw hung verdicts last year, the was able to form governments there with the help of smaller parties and Independents.

Facing a similar situation, the has asked Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to rush to for holding talks with smaller parties and Independents.

The Congress has also rushed senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath to Shillong.

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