Cong sends top guns to Meghalaya in bid to form Govt

NEW DELHI: The Congress has sent its top guns to Meghalaya to explore possibilities of Government formation there after its losses in two other northeastern states of Tripura and Nagaland.
The BJP wrested Tripura, the last Left bastion, and received invitation to be part of the Government in Nagaland, while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.
Elections were held in 59 seats in all three states due to different reasons despite them having 60-member assemblies and results were announced today.
The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya with 21 seats. The party’s senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath left for Shillong this morning to work out possible tie-ups with Independents in to form a Government.
No comments were issued by the Congress on its losses as party president Rahul Gandhi is out of the country. It did not win a single seat Tripura and Nagaland. (AGENCIES)