MDA Govt urges Governor to take over administration in KHADC

Shillong, Dec 11: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government on Wednesday urged the Governor to take over the administration of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).

After meeting the Governor, Tathagata Roy at Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said, “We are of the view that the Governor should take over the administration so that things can settle down. The Administrator Rule would continue till a clear picture may emerge after weeks or months.”

Stating that instability still exists even now in the KHADC, he said, “This is not a very healthy practice since it is leading to horse trading and creates an unhealthy environment within the council. This needs to be dealt with in a manner which would ensure some sense of stability in the system.”

“It is not a case of going the Government way. We have assessed the situation and recommended to the Governor what is the most appropriate way to move forward,” he said.

He said the KHADC is witnessing a very peculiar situation where the majority is continuously shifting from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to the United Democratic Forum (UDF).

“Here we are seeing a flip flop situation which is really not giving a good image to the KHADC. The Governor needs to take over seeing the imbalance and the kind of instability in the council,” Sangma added.

The Cabinet had on Tuesday decided to recommend to the Governor to impose Administrator Rule in the KHADC.