Donkupar Roy

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Donkupar Roy (born November 10, 1954) is an Indian politician, formerly serving as Chief Minister of Meghalaya. He is the head of the United Democratic Party, a political party recognised in Meghalaya.

After a fractured mandate in Meghalaya's 2008 Assembly Elections, an alliance between his UDP and a handful of other parties stated claim to form the government under the banner of the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance, with Roy as Chief Minister. After D. D. Lapang resigned as Chief Minister because he did not hold a majority in the state legislature, Roy was sworn in as Chief Minister on March 19, 2008.[1]

On March 19, 2009, exactly one year into his term, the government was dismissed and the state was put under President's Rule. In May 2009, the United Democratic Party left the Progressive Alliance, and D.D. Lapang of the Congress Party returned to power as chief minister. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donkupar Roy takes over as Meghalaya CM", sify.com, March 19, 2008.