Conrad Sangma Biography Caste Net Worth
The percentage of young politicians is less in India. But the situation is slowly changing with the inclusion of young blood like Rahul Gandhi, Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia and others is like a breath of fresh air. They left behind lucrative careers, and decided to join the political arena to serve the common people better. Another name in this list is that of Conrad Sangma. He has already cemented his place in the political arena in Meghalaya state.
Conrad Sangma was born in a political environment. In the year 1978, Purno Sangma and Soradini were blessed by second boy, on the 27th of January. Though Soradini was in charge of maintaining the home, Conrad’s father was no ordinary person. He was elected as the Chief Minister of the state of Meghalaya. After that, Purno Sangma also acted as the LOk Sabha Speaker. Condar was born in the small town of Tura. Conrad has an elder brother and a younger sister. The name of his brother is James and his sister’s name is Agatha. Both happen to be associated with NPP. However, Christy is the only sibling who decided that politics was not her cup of tea.
Education and Profession
Though Conrad was born in Meghalaya, his father had the means to send him to Delhi during his childhood. It was here that he received basic education. He was admitted in the St. Columba’s School in Delhi. Once he finished his schooling, he opted for higher studies. He completed his BBA from Wharton School, under the University of Pennsylvania. After that, he also acquired a degree from Imperial College London, in Masters in Business Administration. Though he could have had a bright career in finance, he chose to enter the political arena, and represent the needs of common people of Meghalaya.
Apart from his political works, he is also known for his philanthropic nature. He takes part in social services, and has also taken up the responsibility of managing the activities of the PA Sangma Foundation as its President. The group tries to highlight the needs of education and environmental concerns. To offer better education to the people of Meghalaya, this foundation runs four higher educational institutes in Meghalaya. Conrad also has the responsibility to develop the sports in the state by managing the affairs of the Sports Academy and the Meghalaya Cricket Association as the President.
On 29th May, 2009, Conrad took the wedding vows with Mehtab Chandee. Professionally, she is a physician. As of now, the couple is proud parents of two beautiful daughters. The name of their eldest daughter is Amara, and she was born in the year 2011. They welcomed their second daughter in 2017.
Conrad Sangma came to the political limelight when his father requested him to take the responsibility of managing the political campaigns. He agreed to do so, and represented the interests of Nationalist Congress Party at that time. When Conrad stood in the election by himself in 2004 for the first time, he had to taste defeat by only 182 votes. Both James and Conrad cemented their position in the State Assembly during 2008 elections. Finance, Tourism, Power, IT and GAD were some departments, which were placed under their responsibility. 10 days after he joined as the Meghalaya’s youngest Finance Minister, Conrad had to announce the State Budget. He played the role of the opposition leader in the state starting from 2009 till 2013. After the death of P.A Sangma, Conrad was thrust in the political front as he won the election from Tura constituency, and acquired the role of an MP.
Chief Minister of Meghalaya
As his party, the National People’s Party succeeded to secure 19 seats in 2019. Only a political party that has 30 seats had the permission to form the government, he quickly gathered the support of other political parties, and submitted the petition to establish the new government in Meghalaya. The supporting parties are People’s Democratic Front, United Democratic Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and an independent candidate. With the support, he has been declared as the new “Chief Minister elect” of Meghalaya.