By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, March 09, 2018:
The change of Guard and political developments in the state have become the talk of the town these couple of days with predictions being made on the stability of the government, the cracks emerging in the regional parties and the ‘maximum’ display of power by a party with minimum seats.
Days after Conrad K Sangma was sworn in as the12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya, he appointed 11 MLAs in his cabinet all of whom belong to various political parties that are partners in the coalition government.
What may be termed as an appeasement for the other MLAs who were not inducted into his cabinet, Sangma has proposed political appointments to 12 other MLAs .
BJP MLA Sanbor Shullai has been appointed as the chairman of MTDC, Jason Sawkmie Mawlong (PDF) as the chairman of MGCC, Gavin Mylliem as chairman of KHADI Board, Dasakhiat Lamare (NPP) as chairman of MUDA, Brenning A Sangma (NPP) as chairman of MMDC, Rupert M Momin (NPP) as chairman of MIDC, Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar (HSPDP)as chairman of Meghalaya Non Conventional Energy Agency, Macmillan Byrsat (NPP) as chairman of Meghalaya state Law Commission, Gigur Myrthong (NPP) as chairman of Meghalaya State Housing Board, Jim M Sangma (NPP) as chairman of Transport Corporation, Pongseng R Marak (NPP) as chairman of Meghalaya state Grieviances Commiittee and SG Esmatur Momin (NPP) as chairman of Forest Development corporation.
Former Chief Minister Donkupar Roy of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government and Congress legislator Winnerson D. Sangma filed their nomination papers for the post of the Assembly Speaker.
By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, March 08, 2018:
After its failure to garner the support of regional parties and form the government, the Congress party on Thursday held the BJP responsible for its fall alleging the latter of using money power to back the National People’s Party (NPP).
From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, March 08, 2018:
The apathy shown towards education is not something that Meghalaya is proud of though the literacy rate in the state is above the national average, as per 2011 census. The pathetic state of the school infrastructure particularly in rural Meghalaya reflects that education in the state is in shambles.