Governor notifies Latiplang Kharkongor as new CEM of KHADC

Shillong, Nov 25 :Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Monday has approved Latiplang Kharkongor as the new Chief Executive Member of the Khasi Hill Autonomous District Council (KHADC)

In a letter to Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills District, Matsiewdor War, Deputy Secretary A Laking to Governor Roy, said, “I am directed to inform you that Governor has approved the election of Latiplang Kharkongor as the new Chief Executive Member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.”

The Governor’s approval came a day after the National People’s Party expelled Pynshngianlang Syiem, who is also the Chairman of the KHADC, for his alleged anti-party activities.

On Saturday, Roy declined to accede to the state government’s request for imposing Administrator’s Rule by the Conrad Sangma-led government as there was majority leading to the election of Chief Executive Member.

Four-time KHADC member, Latiplang Kharkongor was elected unopposed as the new Chief Executive Member after the combined NPP-UDP-led United Democratic Alliance boycotted the election of the Chief Executive Member.

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong had  said the government has recommended administrator rule in KHADC foreseeing that “instability” will continue in the council if both sides are 14-14 as the House at present is having only 29 members due to the passing away of one member.

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