From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, April 21: A rejig in the Meghalaya cabinet is on the cards but no tentative time frame has been set.
“Reshuffling is part of a healthy democratic process,” Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said.
Terming the upcoming reshuffling as a process that can improve the dymics of governce, Sangma told newsmen on Tuesday that he will take a decision after due consultations with the party leadership and legislators.
“I have to sit with all my friends before effecting a reshuffle,” Sangma stated, adding, “There should be dymism and reshuffling of the cabinet is a healthy democratic process”.
He refused to disclose as to when the reshuffle will be effected and the mes of ministers who will face the impact. Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh, Social Welfare Minister Deborah Marak and Transport Minister HDR Lyngdoh are likely to face the axe. Bu the Chief Minister said, “Don’t go by assumptions as no decision has been taken so far”.
There is no denial that the Chief Minister has been facing criticism from his colleagues and legislators for his alleged autocratic style of functioning. Seven legislators recently wrote to the president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) DD Lapang and complained about his iccessibility.