Conrad Kongkal Sangma was born on 27 January 1978 and is an Indian politician who is the 12th and current Chief Minister of Meghalaya since 2018.
19 Facts About Conrad Sangma
Conrad Sangma's father was former Chief Minister, former Speaker of the Lok Sabha P A Sangma.
Conrad Sangma was the Member of Parliament from Tura.
Conrad Sangma represents the South Tura constituency since 2018 and selsella constituency from 2008 to 2013.
Conrad Sangma is former leader of the opposition in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Conrad Sangma served as National President of Nationalist Youth Congress.
Conrad Sangma contested his first election in 2004 losing by 182 votes.
Conrad Sangma was first elected to the State Assembly along with his brother James, both as NCP members in the 2008 state elections and later held several important portfolios in the state cabinet, including the Finance, Power, Tourism, GAD and IT and presented his first annual budget for Meghalaya within 10 days of debuting as a minister.
From 2009 to 2013 Conrad Sangma held the post of Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Subsequently, Conrad Sangma staked claim to form government upon meeting the Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad with a letter of support from the 34 members of the legislative assembly, that included 19 from NPP, six from United Democratic Party, four from People's Democratic Front, two each from Hill State People's Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, and an independent, and was declared the Chief Minister-elect.
Conrad Sangma defeated his nearest Congress rival Charlotte W Momin by a margin of over 8,400 votes.
Conrad Sangma is elected as Meghalaya chief minister again for the second term on 7th March 2023.
Conrad Sangma was born on 27 January 1978 in Tura, a town in West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya.
Conrad Sangma's father Purno Sangma was a former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and mother Soradini, a homemaker.
Conrad Sangma was brought up in Delhi and was educated at the St Columba's School there.
Conrad Sangma received a bachelor's degree in business administration in entrepreneurial management from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, before completing his MBA in finance from Imperial College London.
Apart from politics, Conrad Sangma has been associated with social work, as president of the PA Conrad Sangma Foundation, which functions for the betterment in sectors of education and environment, and runs four colleges in rural Meghalaya.
Conrad Sangma currently serves as President of the Meghalaya Cricket Association and Sports Academy.
Conrad Sangma plays the electric guitar and is a fan of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.