Prerogative of the political parties to decide on representation in cabinet: CM

Shillong, Sept 24: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today said that it is the “prerogative” of the political parties to decide who should represent from their party in the cabinet.

The NPP led MDA Government headed by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma will be completing its two and half years this month.

“These are matters which each of the political parties will have to decide. We are very clear in our commitment and when the communication comes in, it will be the prerogative of the political parties to decide who should be representative from their party in the cabinet,” Conrad said.

“As chairman of the MDA, I am very clear that at a certain quota there is a certain number of seats for each party and it will be depending on the individual parties to decide,” he said.

When asked about his party, the NPP leader said, the state president will have to decide. I am the national president of the party so it will not be possible for me to comment so the state unit will have to decide on this and let me know.