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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, March 14: Outgoing Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Adilberth Nongrum on Saturday said that “Grace Factor” has been resolved to ensure the continuance of the All Regiol Party Alliance (ARPA) Executive Committee (EC).

The “grace factor” that the outgoing CEM referred to, is on Grace Kharpuri, the Nongshken representative who left ARPA fourteen days ago before rejoining the same alliance that she left due to alleged political compulsion.

Grace Kharpuri could not be contacted over phone, but the outgoing CEM told this correspondent, “Her resolved to come back is with a commitment that will strengthen the ARPA”. Grace Kharpuri resigned from the ARPA and joined hand with the Congress led People’s democratic front (PDF) sixteen days ago. She defected along with P.T Sawkmie and Hadrian Lyndoh, before fresh politicking created another alignment in the KHADC.

She changed her guard again by rejoining the ARPA, even as her actual demands is not categorically known.

However Nongrum said, “She signed her letter of support along with another Independent MDC James Sylliang and the same has been forwarded to the Governor,” even as he added that he has no qualms to the latest decision of the ARPA to choose Metbah Lyngdoh as the new leader and future CEM of the KHADC.

Nongrum, known as the man who stood firm for the continuance of the alliance of the regiol parties in the KHADC, was, however, candid that there were communication gaps that prompted the ARPA to have two CEMs in a span of 11 months.

“There were some gaps that we could not plug and they have been addressed,” stated Nongrum. On the 16th of March, the special session convened by the Governor to push through the KHADC budget, Nongrum will sit at the CEM chair for the last time and he said that he has no regrets.

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