NON IN THE CABINET
Ri Bhoi district did not find a place in the cabinet of the government, having a total seat of five. Three seats have been won by the ruling coalition candidates, Sosthenes Sohtun in Jirang of the NPP, Jason S. Mawlong of Umsning of the Peoples Democratic Front and Dasakhiat Shisha Lamare , NPP of Mawhati, being the youngest assembly member, son of Ngaitlang Dhar, who was defeated in Umroi constituency by Congress George Bakyntiewlang Lyngdoh. The Congress also bagged the prestigious Nongpoh seat, Mayralborn Syiem, the constituency which D.D. Lapang, held for so long, who did not contest this time. All the winners of Ri Bhoi are first timers. In the Mawhati constituency, Dasakhiat could beat down Julias Kitbok Dorphang , who had contested the election in jail, as he was charged with with a sex scandal offence. Elders of Ri Bhoi belonging to a body of intellectuals, “Ki Khraw Pyrkhat Ri Bhoi" have expressed dismay that non of the ruling members of Ri Bhoi , were given a cabinet berth.