Conrad Sangma sworn in as Meghalaya chief minister, vows to improve governance
2 min read.Updated: 06 Mar 2018, 12:38 PM ISTLivemint
Conrad Sangma takes oath as chief minister of Meghalaya, leading an alliance of four regional parties as well as the BJP. Here are the main highlights from the swearing-in ceremony
DELHI & NCR :
National People’s Party (NPP) president Conrad Sangma was on Tuesday sworn in as Meghalaya chief minister by Governor Ganga Prasad in Shillong. The governor also administered the oath of office to 11 ministers at the Raj Bhavan. Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh and BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli were present at the swearing-in ceremony. Sangma is currently a Lok Sabha MP from Tura constituency. Here are the main highlights from the swearing-in ceremony of Conrad Sangma as Meghalaya chief minister:
06 Mar 2018, 12:18:00 PM IST
Our agenda is good governance: Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday said that his government’s priority is to improve governance. He was speaking with reporters after the swearing-in ceremony in capital Shillong, which was also attended by BJP president Amit Shah and Union home minister Rajnath Singh. “We clear on our agenda of good governance, many sectors need to be looked into. Real challenge and work starts today. We will work to take our state forward,” ANI quoted Sangma as saying.
06 Mar 2018, 11:14:00 AM IST
How Conrad Sangma changed NPP’s electoral fortunes
In 2013 Meghalaya elections, Conrad Sangma lost from Selsella seat by a margin of over 2,000 seats. National People’s Party (NPP) too performed poorly by winning just two out the 32 seats it contested with a vote share of 8.81%. Five years later, the regional outfit has witnessed a stunning change in electoral fortunes. Read more
06 Mar 2018, 11:09:00 AM IST
Conrad Sangma is currently Lok Sabha MP from Tura
Sangma is currently a Lok Sabha member from the Tura seat in Meghalaya. He is the youngest son of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma and took over the reins of the party after his father’s death in 2016.
06 Mar 2018, 11:06:00 AM IST
Conrad Sangma leads four-party alliance government
Conrad Sangma had met the governor on Sunday and staked claim to form the government with the support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member assembly. Sangma claimed he had the support of 19 MLAs of the NPP, six of the United Democratic Party (UDP), four of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF), two each of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the BJP and an Independent. Meghalaya threw up a fractured mandate on Saturday with the Congress emerging the largest party, marginally ahead of the NPP, an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Manipur. (PTI)
06 Mar 2018, 11:05:00 AM IST
Council of Ministers being sworn-in at oath ceremony in Meghalaya
BJP’s win in northeast will change old perceptions: Rajnath Singh
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday extended his greetings to Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma who took oath of the office in Shillong. Singh along with BJP president Amit Shah is attending the ceremony. “I congratulate Conrad Sangma. There was a perception that only Congress party can survive in the north-east but now that BJP has gained victory here that perception will change,” ANI quoted the home minister as saying.