The MUA government under the leadership of D D Lapang, took oath of the office on March 10. He could manage support of only 28 members, including three Independents. He tried his best to manage the majority even after the help of his party colleagues from the state of Assam, who approached to help him at a time of crisis. With his confidence of winning the 'power game', he even advanced the time for seeking the confidence vote by one day. But all in vain. The heavy weights from Assam could not be of much help to him. Lapang felt very uneasy since the morning of March 19. Ultimately, he decided to resign and so he did. He was all out just in nine days. The same evening MPA government under the leadership of Donkupar Roy, took oath of the office. It may be mentioned here that there is a clear understanding between the NCP and the UDP to share the power for half the period of the government. Next half period would be run by NCP.