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SHILLONG | Sep 23, 2019:

The two-time United Democratic Party (UDP) MLA from Mawthadraishan, H Brolding Nongsiej has finally been allotted portfolios after nearly a week since he was sworn-in as the new Minister in the Conrad K Sangma-led Cabinet on September 18.

The notification which was issued today mentioned that Nongsiej will look after Water Resources and Civil Defence & Home Guards.

Official sources informed that the delay in the allotment of the portfolios to the UDP MLA from Mawthadraishan was because Chief Minister was out of station.

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The two-time UDP MLA replaces Mairang legislator, Metbah Lyngdoh in the Cabinet after the latter was elected as the Speaker on September 13.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister will now hold charge of the two departments which the Mairang legislator was earlier holding which includes Tourism and Excise.

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It may be mentioned that Nongsiej had been sitting in his chamber at the Main Secretariat without any job since September 19.

The MLA from Mawthadraishan will now occupy the chamber which was earlier occupied by Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek.

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