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MEGHALAYA TO HAVE TWO CHIEF MINSTERS

as per the latest news. Your comments ?

Asked by prabhu, 31 Jan '10 07:48 pm
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A good move to keep two sets of ruling MLAs happy, in a state which is famous for turncoat mlas, but all this is being done at POOR TAX payer's money, and the central government or the politicians have nothing to lose

A VERY VERY BAD PRECEDENT INDEED
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 31 Jan '10 07:50 pm

 
  
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The official announcement is that, Dr. Friday Lyngdoh, the MPCC President has been upgraded from the rank of Dy. CM to that of Chief Minister.

Constitutionally, it says the leader of the majority will be the CHIEF Minister. So, I guess here it is a typical case of ego clashes and one has been given the status but no the powers.

I think, such an issue may come up to the SC for a ruling if this drama continues because otherwise, soon this malady would get to draw attention of other powerful chieftains in other states who would want their status to be upgraded to that of the CM.

To quote a Meghalaya leader : "In Meghalaya everything is possible. You are with one party at lunch, have dinner with a different party and are with a third party for breakfast. That is why there is so much instability in the state,"
Answered by Omega, 31 Jan '10 09:29 pm

 
  
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Bizarre, but true. The northeastern state of Meghalaya now has two chief ministers - veteran Congress leader D.D. Lapang and the party's state unit chief Friday Lyngdoh.

And this has been made official by a formal government notification, not without a catch though - while Lapang is the chief minister with statutory authority vested in him, Friday Lyngdoh would simply enjoy the status and benefits of a chief minister without real power.

Lyngdoh was earlier the deputy chief minister in the 12-member council of ministers led by Lapang and continued to enjoy the status even afterwards.

"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," the official notification read
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 31 Jan '10 07:53 pm

 
  
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Sounds like they took suggestions from IPL with two captains :P
Answered by conviction, 31 Jan '10 07:49 pm

 
  
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