23 September, 2020

Agatha Sangma

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

Agatha Sangma
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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