According to a recent report published by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Meghalaya Election Watch, the assets of Meghalaya assembly speaker Metbah Lyngdoh have seen a staggering 68 percent increase over the past five years, rising to a total of Rs 146.31 crore. This makes him the wealthiest candidate running in the upcoming Meghalaya assembly elections.
The report also highlights significant asset growth among other key political figures in the state, including Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, whose assets rose from Rs 5.33 crore in 2018 to Rs 14.06 crore in 2023 – an increase of 164 percent.
Other notable increases include Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar, whose assets increased by an astonishing 607 percent over the past five years, and Meghalaya Power Minister James Sangma, whose assets rose from Rs 7 crore in 2018 to Rs 53 crore in 2023 – a whopping 568 percent increase.
The assets of Meghalaya’s leader of opposition Mukul Sangma and his wife DD Shira also increased significantly over the past five years, rising from Rs 13.59 crore in 2018 to Rs 28.21 crore in 2023 – an increase of 108 percent.
This report sheds light on the wealth accumulation of key political figures in Meghalaya and may influence public perception and voting behavior in the upcoming assembly elections.