All you need to know about Meghalaya’s new CM Conrad Sangma

Conrad is the son of former Lok Sabha speaker late PA Sangma and brother of former union minister Agatha Sangma

GN Bureau | March 6, 2018


#National People’s Party   #Meghalaya   #Conrad Sangma   #PA Sangma  
Conrad Sangma (Photo: Twitter/Conrad Sangma)
Conrad Sangma (Photo: Twitter/Conrad Sangma)

Conrad Sangma, sworn in as chief minister of Meghalaya on Tuesday, will have the challenging task of keeping together an alliance that comprises the BJP, the National People’s Party, United Democratic Party (UDP), People’s Democratic Front, and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party.

Know more about Conrad Sangma who is just 40-years old.

Conrad is the son of former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma. He became the head of the NPP after his father’s death in 2016.
Conrad lost his first by-election in 2004 by 182 votes. He was first elected to the state assembly along with his brother James Sangma in the 2008 assembly elections.

That year, Conrad became the youngest finance minister of Meghalaya.

The Sangma family is politically quite active.

Conrad’s sister Agatha Kongkal Sangma is a former MP. She was first elected to the 14th Lok Sabha in a by-election in May 2008, after her father P.A. Sangma resigned. She was re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha. At age 29, she was the youngest minister in the council of ministers of 15th Lok Sabha.

Their father Purno Agitok Sangma served as the speaker of the Lok Sabha from 1996 to 1998 and chief minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. He was nine-time member of parliament.
 

Comments

 

Other News

PM flags off India’s first semi high-speed train

Indian Railways entered a new era as prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the country’s first semi high-speed train, Vande Bharat Express, from the New Delhi railway station. The new train is also seen as a success story of the NDA government’s ‘Make in India’

Estonia eyes on more e-Residents from India to open startups

Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia talks to Vishwas Dass on key issues like the importance of e-Residency programme of the Government of Estonia and why Estonia is becoming a preferred investment destination for Indian startups and budding entrepreneurs. The Ambassador says Estonia offer

Happily working away!

There’s no dearth of self-help books. They come in a multitude of single-topic and hybrid varieties: habit change, management, habit change in management, spirituality, spirituality in management...you get the drift. Happiness at Work: Mindfulness, Analysis, and Well-Being, by R Anand, adds to the li

Budget and Modi’s ‘neo middle class’ strategy for elections

Those who have gained the most from the latest budget are the ones who are going to have the most crucial impact on the Lok Sabha election results. Who are they? They are hiding in plain sight. They have come to work in metros and cities, probably in recent years. They crowd inter-state bus terminals to ta

Gandhi’s essence

For a novice reader, MK Gandhi presents a formidable challenge. The starting point is usually the autobiography, with its well-known anecdotes which most of us

Missing: The woman farmer

Land rights structurally escape women. This is a fundamental issue in understanding why women’s work as farmers is largely invisible. However, the large-scale migration of men towards pursuing other non-farm employment opportunities due to the worsening agrarian crisis has pushed more women into this

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter