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    Meghalaya gets a new Chief Minister in Conrad Sangma

    The party-wise tally in the recently concluded Assembly election in Meghalaya is as under:-

    1. Total seat: 60
    2. Election held: 59
    3. Congress : 21 (in 2013: 28)
    4. NPP : 19 (in 2013: 2)
    5. BJP: 2 (in 2013: 0)
    6. UDP: 6 (in 2013: 8)
    7. HSPDP: 2 (in 2013: 4)
    7. Others & Independents: 9 (in 2013: 18)

    Even after getting 7 fewer seats than 2013, Congress has been the largest party in the present House. The party sent two very seasoned observers, viz., Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath to Shillong to form a coalition Government. These two seasoned leaders, after condemning BJP for communal and divisive politics, went straight to the religious leaders in Shillong for using their influences to form Government. On the other hand, BJP observers, Ram Madhav and Himant Biswa Sarma, held detailed discussion with NPP and formed a coalition with it and other smaller parties.

    As a result of the detailed discussion, today Conrad Sangma of National Peoples' Party (NPP) has been sworn as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. BJP is a minor coalition partner. Another six Ministers have also taken oath along with Conrad Sangma.

    Best wishes to the young, dynamic Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
  • #628824
    Well no one would be thought that Conrad Sangma would become CM of the Meghalaya given only 21 seats for his party. But NPP has really fared well when compared to even BJP and thus when Congress failed to form the government , the BJP think tank explored the possibility and with combination of right minded parties NPP being the largest party in the group has been offered with CM post and thus Conrad Sangma has become the new CM of Meghalaya. Hearty congrats to him from every one of us and hope he would give clean and good governance to the expectations of the voters. ,
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #628829
    Hearty congratulations to Conard Sangma for becoming the Chief Minister of the State Meghalaya. His survival for 5 years will depend more on the friendly parties extending their wholehearted support. It is not a cake walk for him. It is like a tightrope walk. I hope the supporting parties will keep trust on him and never ditch him. I hope he will have full tenure and do good for the development the state and poor people there. As long as BJP is there in the centre they will extend full support to him. All the best to him and the state.
    always confident

  • #628849
    In 1999, his father was insulted and expelled from Congress because he questioned the candidature of Ms. Sonia Gandhi for Presidentship of Congress.

    After 19 years, Conrad Sangma, son of Late Purno A. Sangma, took sweet revenge by orchestrating ouster of Congress from Meghalaya.

    Incidentally, Late Purno A.Sangma was a long-time Congress MP from Meghalaya. He was also the Speaker of Lok Sabha.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #628888
    Congratulations to Conrad Sangma on becoming the new CM of Meghalaya. I can't help to notice the irony here. Congress has won the maximum(21) as a single party yet could not form a Government and BJP with just two seats could help a coalition to form. This is a good example to say that in Politics every favor owed is collected and every misdeed is not left unpunished.

    From the thread and explanations, it implies that the NPP were not happy with Congress and hence sided with BJP. I don't think BJP can claim a honest or a honorable victory here.

  • #628902
    Conrad Sangma was educated at the St. Columba's School, Delhi and later received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Subsequently, he completed his MBA in finance from Imperial College London.
    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

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