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 Abu Taher Mondal 

He is an engineer consultant by profession who got elected to the legislative Assembly in 1998 contesting as an independent candidate. He got re-elected again in the 2008 election before joining congress in the 2013 and went on to be appointed as the speaker on 11th March the same year. Apart from being the speaker he also holds various prominent post including minster of health and family welfare, Taxation, Information and technology, Fisheries, Science and Technology, weight and measures, power, excise, Transport, Information and Public Relation.  He is currently contesting from Phulbari constituency. Abu Taher Mondal was the first non-tribal Speaker of Meghalaya