Conrad Sangma

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Conrad Kongkal Sangma
Personal details
Born (1978-01-27)27 January 1978
Tura, West Garo Hills, India
Residence Tura, West Garo Hills
Alma mater Imperial College, University of London
Profession Social Worker and Business
As of March 4, 2016
Source: [1]

Conrad Sangma (born January 27, 1978 in Tura, West Garo Hills) is an Indian politician from the state of Meghalaya and was Leader of the Opposition in the eighth Meghalaya Legislative Assembly,[1] where he represents the Selsella (ST) constituency in the West Garo Hills district.[2]

Previously in 2008, he became the youngest Finance Minister of the state Government at age 30. He is currently Member of parliament, Lok Sabha from Tura Parliamentary constituency.[3]

Political Career[edit]

He started his career in late 1990s, as the campaign manager for his father, P. A. Sangma for Nationalist Congress Party.[4] He was first elected to the State Assembly along with his brother James Sangma, both as NCP members in the 2008 state elections and later held several important portfolios in the state cabinet,[5] 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 he held the post of Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. He is currently Member of Parliament from Tura Parliamentary constituency which he won in by election after his father's death.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

Sangma is the son of former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and also Speaker of the Lok Sabha, P. A. Sangma, his sister, Agatha Sangma was member of the 15th Lok Sabha and a former Union Cabinet minister Minister of State , while his brother James Sangma is the Opposition Chief Whip in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

He was educated at University of London and University of Pennsylvania and did his schooling from St Columbas School, New Delhi.[3]

References[edit]

Lok Sabha
Preceded by
P. A. Sangma
Member of Parliament
for Tura

2016 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent