Lok Sabha MP from Tura and former Union Minister Agatha Kongkal Sangma is likely to get a berth in the Union Cabinet to be headed by Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi on Thursday.
On the other hand, inside sources have revealed that re-elected BJP MP from Dibrugarh in Eastern Assam, Rameswar Teli, is sure to get a berth in the Modi 2.0 Cabinet.
Teli, who was the sitting parliamentarian retained the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha seat for the second time defeating Congress’ Paban Singh Ghatowar by a huge margin of 3,64,566 votes.
While Teli polled 6,59,583 votes, his nearest rival Ghatowar polled 2,95,017.
In 2014, Rameswar Teli defeated Paban Singh Ghatowar by a record margin of 1,85,347 votes.
Modi and his new Cabinet are likely to be sworn in at a function around 4:30 pm on Thursday.
Agatha won the Tura Lok Sabha constituency on an NPP ticket defeating former Meghalaya chief Minister Mukul Sangma over a margin of 64030 votes. NPP is a constituent of BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Earlier, a senior BJP leader said that the BJP top brass have finalized the names of Kiren Rijiju from Arunachal Pradesh and Agatha Konglak Sangma from Meghalaya to be accommodated in the Union cabinet while process is still on to finalize a name from Assam to be accommodated in the cabinet.
Daughter of former Lok Sabha speaker and legendary parliamentarian from Northeast, late Porno Agitok Sangma, Agatha had earlier represented the Lok Sabha from Tura constituency in Meghalaya and became a minister in the former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh led UPA II government.
A law graduate from University of Pune, Agatha had also done her Masters in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham in UK. Agatha made her debut in politics in 2008 by contesting and winning the by election to Tura Lok Sabha polls when her father PA Sangma resigned to join the state politics.
Later, she contested the Lok Sabha polls in 2009 and was accommodated as Union Minister of state for Rural Development.