M’laya CM wins by-poll, defeats Cong

Correspondent TURA, AUG 27 | Publish Date: 8/27/2018 12:18:19 PM IST

Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) candidate, Conrad K Sangma, on Monday won the by-elections to the South Tura assembly constituency by a huge margin.

However, former Assembly Speaker, Martin Danggo, who resigned from the Congress and joined the NPP, lost to Pius Marweiñ of the UDP. 

The by-election in South Tura was necessitated after Agatha Sangma resigned to pave the way for her brother Conrad to contest in order to retain the Chief Ministership. Conrad defeated nearest rival of the Congress Charlotte W. Momin by 8,421 votes in a four-cornered contest.

Rio, NPP congratulate

Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio and National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland unit have congratulated chief minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, on his victory in the by-poll from South Tura Assembly Constituency.

In a congratulatory letter, Rio said Sangma’s “stunning victory” was proof of the people’s belief in his leadership. “I wish you all success as you steer the State of Meghalaya to greater development and prosperity,” Rio said. State chief minister also said he looked forward to working together with Sangma in common issues that concern respective States in particular and the Northeastern region in general.

NPP Nagaland: National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland state unit president Ato Yepthomi along with all party rank and file have congratulated Conrad K Sangma, NPP national president and chief minister of Meghalaya, on his “landmark victory” in the recently concluded by-elections to the 51 South Tura Assembly Constituency.

NPP Nagaland State through its IPR secretary Ricky Ozukum said the party acknowledged and appreciated the sacrifice made by former Union Minister of State, Aghata K Sangma, who is also the Nagaland state in-charge, for vacating the South Tura constituency in the larger and best interest of the party and foe the people of Meghalaya. 

NPP Nagaland thanked the people of South Tura for “blessing” its national president with utmost faith and trust.

It stated that Conrad and NPP have once again proven that the party has come to stay and “be a house hold name” in the entire north east by winning the hearts of millions of people of the region.

The party expressed hope and prayed that “God grant success to our Leader.” 


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