NPP Chief Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya CM in presence of PM Modi, for second consecutive term, 11 ministers sworn in
Eleven members of his council of ministers also took oath. Sangma said the portfolios will be distributed in the next 24-48 hours.
SHILLONG- National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma was sworn in as Meghalaya chief minister in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan in Shillong on Tuesday. Eleven members of his council of ministers also took oath. Sangma said the portfolios will be distributed in the next 24-48 hours.
Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar, both from the NPP, took oath as deputy chief ministers. Marcuise N Marak, Rakkam A Sangma, Ampareen Lyngdoh, Comingone Ymbon and AT Mondal were among those from the NPP. Ministers from the BJP included AL Hek, UDP’s Paul Lyngdoh and Kyrmen Shylla. Shakliar Warjri of the HSPDP also took oath as a minister.
Seven other MLAs from the National People’s Party (NPP), two from the United Democratic Party (UDP) and one each from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) were also administered the oath of secrecy as members in Sangma’s cabinet by Governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhavan.
Sharing the pictures from the swearing-in ceremony, Sangma said: “It is the faith of the people that has led us this far. Proud to represent South Tura Constituency as their MLA. My best wishes to all fellow MLAs. To God be the glory.”
Glimpses of the oath taking ceremony of Hon’ble MLAs to the 11th Meghalaya Assembly.
It is the faith of the people that has led us this far. Proud to represent South Tura Constituency as their MLA. My best wishes to all fellow MLAs.
To God be the glory. pic.twitter.com/Wfohb0cSuw
— Conrad K Sangma (@SangmaConrad) March 6, 2023
The NPP-led alliance has 45 MLAs including 26 from NPP and two from the BJP. On Monday, 58 newly elected MLAs were sworn in as members of the assembly with pro-tem speaker Timothy D Shira administering the oath of office and secrecy to them.
Speaking on the differences with the BJP, Sangma was quoted by ANI as saying, “Differences and issues come up. But what’s important is that we should work together and find a way to amicably resolves issues. As we go forward, we will ensure that we have better coordination and work as a strong team.”