National People’s Party President Conrad Sangma takes oath as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Mr Sangma was invited by Governor Ganga Prasad to form the government after he staked the claim with the support of 34 MLAs in 60-member Assembly.
Meghalaya threw up a fractured mandate recently. The Congress, which has been in power in the state for the last 10 years, has won 21 seats.
Source- The Times of India
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
- Conrad Sangma is currently Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Tura Parliamentary constituency.
- Mr Sangma was the state’s youngest Finance Minister in 2008.
- Meghalaya Capital- Shillong, Governor- Ganga Prasad.