23 September, 2020

Agatha Sangma

The cabinet's youngest minister on her likes, dislikes and plans for the next five years

Agatha Sangma
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How does it feel being the youngest minister in the cabinet?

I never thought I’d join politics so early. I did see it as a future plan but so much has happened in the past two years and this came up.

What are the areas you want to focus on in your rural development portfolio?

I want to incorporate environmental aspects and focus on vigilance in the work being done in rural areas. This is the portfolio I wanted and feel it can be monitored better. This department has a lot of corruption. I want to change this.

The edge you can bring to your ministry...

I have energy, the benefit of being young, the ability to travel and to make innovations.

What have the first few days been like?

It’s been overwhelming but so busy that I haven’t had time to think about it.

What kind of music do you like listening to?

I don’t know if I should be saying this as a parliamentarian, but I love Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5, Norah Jones and John Denver.

What are you reading these days?

I like...

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