‘No election is easy and one should not be over confident’

SHILLONG, Mar 20: National president of the National People’s Party (NPP), and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said that no elections can be taken for granted.

In a video statement issued to the media, Conrad while commenting on the chances of his sister Agatha K Sangma, who is contesting from Tura parliamentary seat said, “No elections is easy and the first rule of elections is not to be over confident.”

It may be mentioned that Agatha is pitted against Congress candidate and former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma.

Agatha was first elected to the 14th Lok Sabha in a by-election in May 2008, after her father Late Sangma resigned from the seat to join state politics.

Later she was re elected to 15th Lok Sabha where she became the youngest Indian MP.

At age 29, she was the youngest minister in the council of ministers of 15th Lok Sabha.

Sangma was a minister of state for Rural development. She resigned from this post during the cabinet reshuffle in October 2012.

She contested the 2018 Meghalaya legislative assembly election from the South Tura constituency and polled 6,499 votes winning the seat.

But she submitted her resignation as member of the House in an attempt to pave way for her brother, Conrad K Sangma to contest the bypoll from her constituency.

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