Meghalaya Congress president elevated to rank of CM
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 21:13
Shillong: The rank and status of Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Friday Lyngdoh was today elevated to the rank of a chief minister.

"The rank and status of Lyngdoh has been upgraded from the rank of deputy chief minister to that of chief minister. He shall continue to function as political advisor to the Chief Minister," an official notification issued here, said.

The elevation of Lyngdoh's status is seen as a move to pacify a simmering resentment among the Congress camp, particularly some senior members who have been denied a ministerial berth.

The MPCC president, reportedly heading the rebel camp that comprise of at least eight disgruntled MLAs, had even moved the AICC recently seeking resolution of their grievances.

The 12-member council of ministers in Meghalaya are assisted by 13 Parliamentary Secretaries picked from the 60-odd legislators.

In 2004, the Union Government had amended the Constitution restricting the size of the governments to 15 per cent of the number of legislators.


First Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 21:13

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