Conrad has two siblings - bother James Sangma and sister Agatha.
"During the election we have campaigned that we want to have a non-Congress and non-BJP government, this is the reason we don't want the BJP", HSPDP president Ardent Basaiawmoit told reporters.
"... We feel that governance has been missing and it is important to get everything on track and of course many sectors that need to be looked into", he said.
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Sangma also maintained it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that if any initiative is good, it is continued and if there is fault with anything, it should be changed and if there is anything bad, it should be improved.
The ruling alliance will be headed by the NPP with 19 seats, and comprise the United Democratic Party (6 seats), People's Democratic Front (4 seats), Hill State People's Democratic Party (2 seats) and one Independent. Kyrmen Shylla (29), a first-time elected member of UDP from Khliehriat constituency, made history by becoming the youngest minister of the state.
"It has never been easy to keep a coalition government stable in Meghalaya and evidently, Conrad has a tough job at hand to keep the allies happy and solid behind him, especially when the Congress " which has emerged the single largest party " will be on the prowl for an opportunity to storm back. "The governor has appointed me the chief minister of the state", Deb said.
On Monday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP of "usurping" power through a proxy in Meghalaya and using "big money" to create an "opportunistic alliance" in the state.
The party threatened to boycott the swearing-in ceremony but with HSPDP legislator Malgniang joining the new government, speculations are now rife that both he and the party's other legislator could join UDP-with whom HSPDP had a pre-poll alliance.