Meghalaya: Thomas A Sangma Elected as Speaker

Shillong: Thomas A Sangma of the ruling National People’s Party-led MDA coalition was on Thursday elected as the speaker of the 11th Meghalaya Assembly.

The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) 2.0 government, which was sworn in earlier in the week, has the support of 45 MLAs of which 26 are from the National People’s Party (NPP), 11 of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and two members each of the BJP, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the People’s Democratic Front (PDF), besides two Independent legislators.

Sangma, a former Rajya Sabha member, was elected unopposed as three opposition parties, the Congress, TMC and the Voice of the People’s Party did not field any candidate.

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