This Article is From Mar 03, 2023

Meghalaya's Conrad Sangma Claims Support Of 32 MLAs: 10 Points About Him

Meghalaya election result: Conrad K Sangma's National People's Party (NPP) won 26 seats out of the 59 constituencies and emerged as the single-largest party

Meghalaya's Conrad Sangma Claims Support Of 32 MLAs: 10 Points About Him

Conrad Sangma's NPP is the single-largest party in Meghalaya

Shillong: National People's Party chief Conrad K Sangma has staked claim to form a new government in Meghalaya. He met Meghalaya Governor Phagu Chauhan today and gave his resignation. His National People's Party (NPP) won 26out of the 59 seats.

Here's your 10-point cheat sheet to this story

  1. Mr Sangma fought his first election in 2004 but lost by a small margin. He was elected to the 60-member Meghalaya assembly for the first time in 2008. He contested from the Selsella constituency as a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate. The 45-year-old served as the state finance minister till 2009 and held the portfolios of power and tourism.

  2. He is the son of PA Sangma, former Meghalaya Chief Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker, and founder of the National People's Party. Conrad Sangma took charge of the NPP after his father died in 2016.

  3. Mr Sangma served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Meghalaya assembly from 2009 to 2013. Mukul Sangma was then the Chief Minister of the Congress government.

  4. In 2015, he steered the NPP to a win in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council election.

  5. The NPP chief was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2016 after winning the Tura by-poll by a significant margin.

  6. In 2018, Mr Sangma won the South-Tura by-election defeating Charlotte W Momin of the Congress. He quit as a Member of Parliament after the victory.

  7. He also serves as president of the PA Sangma Foundation. It runs four colleges in the rural region of Meghalaya.

  8. Mr Sangma, who is married to a doctor, Mehtab Chandee, went to St Columba's School in Delhi. 

  9. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Wharton and did his MBA in finance from the University of London.

  10. The NPP leader is fond of music and loves to play the guitar and piano.

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