Meghalaya News


Opposition to extension of MUDA authority reiterated

From A Reporter
SHILLONG, March 8: Hamlet Dohling, who took charge as the Urban Affairs and Information Technology Minister,  on Thursday said that he will keep his promise and see that the people of his constituency don’t have to face the same problems again from MUDA. “Since the people have elected me and now that I have come to this chair, I will call and discuss with the officers of the concern departments and gradually try to resolve all the issues,” he said.
Admitting that is a herculean task, he further said that his other priority will be to see that the Shillong city is kept clean at all cost. Meanwhile, Dohling maintained that he will also take care so far as the issue of influx is concerned through consultation with his colleagues and others.
When asked about his promises to oppose extension of Meghalaya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) in areas like Mylliem, Dohling said that his stand still remains the same and he will try his level best to ensure that MUDA’s authority is not extend to those areas since the said areas fall under the Sixth Schedule.
The Urban Affairs Minister, who was a senior leader of the Khasi Students Union, had unsuccessfully contested the  2013 Assembly  polls as a UDP candidate from the Mylliem constituency.
Dohling,  however, contested the  2018 Assembly polls on a People’s Democratic Front (PDF)  ticket and was able to defeat a Conress heavyweight and former Urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V Lyngdoh from Mylliem with a margin of  465  votes.