DD Lapang: Former CM and three-time Deputy CM | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

DD Lapang: Former CM and three-time Deputy CM

PTI | Byhindustantimes.com
Feb 20, 2003 01:49 PM IST

Meghalaya's Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader DD Lapang is one of the seniormost politician's in the state. He holds the distinction of being Deputy Chief Minister with at least three governments.

Meghalaya's Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader DD Lapang is one of the seniormost politician's in the state. He holds the distinction of being Deputy Chief Minister with at least three governments besides being the Chief Minister from Feb 5, 1992 to Feb 19, 1993.

HT Image
HT Image

He was the leader of Congress Legislature Party When FA Khonglam took over as CM on December 8, 2001 and joined the NCP-led government as a Deputy CM. Lapang held the same portfolio in the UDP-Cong coalition led by BB Lyngdoh till March 2000.

Unlock exclusive access to the story of India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now!

The MLA from Shillong, DD Lapang was the Deputy Chief Minister in the 12-day SC Marak ministry also in 1998. He had earlier been the leader of the Opposition in the same year.

An active supporter of trade and bus routes with Bangladesh, the Dy CM Lapang holds Planning, Revenue, Administrative Reforms portfolio in the present government.

He has been demanding trade and bus routes with Bangladesh. He wants Bangladesh's Sylhet International Airport to be its gateway to outer world as part of joint business plans to give two way trade a thrust.

Championing the cause of the development of the tiny tribal state, Lapang has been demanding a direct Shillong-Sylhet bus service for package tourism.

He is one of the key leaders in the race of Chief Ministership if Congress emerges a major power in the state after polls.

Discover the complete story of India's general elections on our exclusive Elections Product! Access all the content absolutely free on the HT App. Download now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live, Arvind Kejriwal News Live, Election 2024 along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, April 15, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On