SHILLONG, Aug 4: Two Congress MLAs, Comingone Ymbon and Dr Celestine Lyngdoh were sworn-in as ministers of chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma led ministry in Meghalaya.
Governor of Meghalaya and Assam Banawarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at an official function at Raj Bhavan at 10.30 am on Friday.
Both Comingone Ymbon and Dr Celestine Lyngdoh assured that they would offer their best service for development of the state. Dr Celestine said despite limited time, he would try to work very hard under the able guidance of the Chief Minister. Comingone expressed his gratitude to the chief minister for giving him this opportunity to serve the people in the capacity of a minister.
Earlier, two ministers Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar who were in open rebellion against Sangma-led MUA II government were sacked from the cabinet on Thursday for ‘anti-party activities’.
“This is a normal practice. Speculation may be there in such circumstance but all speculations remain as speculations,” chief minister Dr Sangma told reporters minutes after the swearing in ceremony.