Prestone Tynsong
File photo of Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong. Image: Northeast Now

Riding on the first success of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma’s “Cabinet on the Move” initiative, it was decided that the next cabinet meeting is going to be held in Jowai.

Prestone Tynsong, Meghalaya’s deputy chief minister on Monday informed Tura Circuit House that the next cabinet meeting of the Meghalaya government will be held at Jowai, the district headquarters of West Jaiñtia Hills district. However, he did not announce the date for the next meeting.

A cabinet meeting of Meghalaya government was held at Tura on Monday, the first one in the state’s history to be held outside the State Secretariat in Shillong. Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma chaired the meeting.

Despite political criticism, Tynsong said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government will continue to hold cabinet meetings in different districts of the state.

“Few critics are there who unnecessary asked, why the cabinet has to be held in Tura,” Tynsong said, adding that the decision has been taken by the Chief Minister for the welfare of the common people.

The deputy chief minister claimed that holding cabinet meetings in different districts would mean taking the government closer to the people.

“This is very important to us, and we should not be misled because the people of the state will be blessed by having cabinet meetings in each and every district headquarters,” Tynsong said.

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