Thomas A Sangma Elected as Speaker of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

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On 10 March 2023, Thomas A. Sangma, Member (MLA) of the North Tura Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya was elected as the Speaker of the 11th Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya.

News Overview

  • Thomas A. Sangma of the National People's Party (NPP) was unanimously elected as no other candidate had filed his nomination for the post of Speaker.

  • Sangma replaced Metbah Lyngdoh (United Democratic Party).

  • Chief Minister Konrad K. Sangma's Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has the support of 45 MLAs.

About Thomas A Sangma

  • Thomas A. Sangma is an Indian politician from Meghalaya and a member of the National People's Party.

  • He was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, for the term 2008–2014 from the Nationalist Congress Party.

About Conrad Kongkal Sangma

  • Conrad Kongkal Sangma is an Indian politician from the state of Meghalaya and is currently the Chief Minister of the state.

  • He took oath as Chief Minister for the second time on March 7, 2023.

  • Conrad Kongkal Sangma is the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma.

  • In 2008, Conrad also became the youngest Finance Minister of Meghalaya.

About Meghalaya

  • It is a state in Northeast India.

  • Capital - Shillong

  • Governor -Fagu Chauhan

  • Chief Minister -Konrad Sangma

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