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CM not to disturb MDA coalition, rules out cabinet reshuffle

Shillong, Nov 10: Chief Minister Conrad  Sangma has ruled out cabinet reshuffle and asserted that the coalition partners will be intact..

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Conrad said though NPP won two seats and UDP one in the just concluded bypolls, the MDA is committed to be together.

“We work with commitment in our coalition. When we have given our word, we stick by our commitment,” Sangma said.

“Yes, we have got additional MLAs and it’s positive but that does not mean that we forget our friends who were with us during those difficult times. We should not forget our coalition partners who have supported us through different issues. Therefore, just because we have additional numbers it doesn’t mean we can use them when we want and throw them away when we don’t want them,” he said.

He added, “This is not how a coalition should work, this is not how we build trust. We are very clear, we are building trust among our coalition partners and they’re sticking by them and there’s no question of any change in the cabinet.

 Harijan Colony issue 

The chief minister criticised the people who are trying to paint the issue related to the proposed relocation of the Harijan Colony from Them Iew Mawlong in a “different manner”.

“Certain people are trying to paint the issue in a different manner which is not correct,” Sangma said.

Langpih visit 

Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya will conduct a joint visit to Langpih village in West Khasi Hills district, which is one of the twelve ‘areas of difference’, on November 16 or 17

“Most probably on the 16th or 17th of this month, the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and myself will be making a joint visit to Langpih. We are finalising the trip by today evening,” the chief minister said.

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