Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma resigns as member Lok Sabha to pave him to become the full fledged as the chief Minister of the State.

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma .

                     Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma who was in Delhi in connection with his father’s birth anniversary, today formally resigned as member of  Lok Sabha. Sangma’s resignation as member of Lok Sabha from Tura Parliamentary Assembly constituency was done to fulfill the Constitutional requirement, that he should resign as member of the House of people within twelve days, after he was declared victorious in the South Tura Bi-election to pave the way for him to become the full fledged Chief Minister of the state. Political sources said that Sangma formally submitted his letter of resignation to the Lok Sabha Speaker today.

                   Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma won the bi-election with a huge margin of 8,421 votes from South Tura. Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) president Conrad K Sangma won the South Tura by-election by defeating his nearest Congress rival Charlotte W. Momin by over 8,421 votes. Sangma polled 13656 votes and his nearest rival, Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin polled 5235 votes.

                    With Mr Sangma’s win the National People’s Party has leveled its tally at 20 with the opposition Congress in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. The NPP is heading a six-party Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) Government in the state. The NPP president secured a total of 13,656 votes of the 22,200 plus total votes polled in South Tura. His closest rival of the Congress, Charlotte W Momin secured 5,235 votes. Besides the NPP, the MDA also has the support of the BJP, NCP along with the regional parties – United Democratic Party, the Peoples Democratic Front, the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party and Independents.MMP

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