Shillong, Nov 9: Sitting Nongthymmai MDC Latiplang Kharkongor on Friday announced his decision to contest as an Independent candidate in the upcoming 2019 elections to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
Addressing a meeting at his residence here, Kharkongor informed his decision to his supporters and members of the core group.
During the meeting, Teilang Lyngdoh who quit the UDP also extended support to Kharkongor.
Kharkongor is at present an executive member (EM) in the KHADC and had recently quit the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) after the party put him under suspension because he supported the HS Shylla-led Executive Committee.
The MDC said that for him personally, political party is only a uniform.
“It electorates elected me, and they did not elect the party,” he said.