Matrilineal Meghalaya hails cabinet decision

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Shillong: Welcoming the cabinet decision to reserve 33% of seats in Parliament and state assemblies for women, the states lone female minister Ampareen Lyngdoh on Tuesday hailed it as a historic move.Lyngdoh, who is the only woman minister in chief minister Conrad K Sangma-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, expressed confidence that the decision will herald a change in the otherwise male-dominated politics of the country. I thank the PM for this historic decision. As women of matrilineal Meghalaya, we are very happy and we support the decision wholeheartedly, she said, adding, I look forward to seeing 20 women MLAs in the Meghalaya legislative assembly.PTIWe also published the following articles recentlyAssam CM Sarma discusses border dispute with his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad SangmaAssam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma met in Shillong to discuss the Assam-Meghalaya border dispute. They inaugurated the Karbi Hemtun, a guest house in Shillong, and discussed progress on resolving the border issue. Sarma stated that a formal meeting would be held after confidence-building measures are put in place. The two states have already resolved six out of twelve disputed sectors along their boundary.Meghalaya can be fruit wine capital of India: ConradThe Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, aims to establish the state as the fruit wine capital of India. He believes that the newly launched North East Wine Incubation Centre will help achieve this goal by promoting the fruit wine industry and creating a thriving ecosystem that connects tourism, agriculture, entrepreneurship, and job creation. Sangma emphasized the benefits of this initiative for farmers, tourists, and entrepreneurs, and expressed hope that the wine incubation centre will encourage innovation and economic growth in the region.Hyderabad meeting ends: Congress confident of decisive mandate in assembly pollsThe Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Hyderabad concluded with party leaders expressing optimism about the upcoming assembly elections in five states. The party discussed the preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 and emphasized its readiness for the battle ahead. The Congress also reiterated its demand for greater reservation for women in legislative roles, calling for the Womens Reservation Bill to be passed during the special session of Parliament.

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