SHILLONG, Sept 23: Minister for District Council Affairs and Transport H.D.R. Lyngdoh today officially submitted his resigtion letter to quit his duties as an MDC to the KHADC Chairman Manstudy Nongrem.
The decision of H.D.R. Lyngdoh to quit as an MDC came after the Cabinet decided to table the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya) Amendment Bill, 2015 in the ongoing Autumn Assembly Session in order to prevent holding of dual posts.
According to the resigtion letter Lyngdoh said, “In order to eble myself to bear the full responsibility as an elected representative of the State’s Legislature and for the best interest of the people and the state itself, I have taken a conscious decision to resign from being a member of the Khasi Kills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) with immediate effect.”
On speaking with KHADC Chairman Manstudy Nongrem said that he will have to go through the proper procedure first before taking any decision on the matter.
“I have received the resigtion letter submitted by Lyngdoh through his Persol Secretary (PS), however I will first have to examine the letter then only a decision can be taken to accept his resigtion or not,” he said.
The KHADC Chairman said that if he does accept the resigtion letter then he will have to forward the letter through the state government in order for them to send it to the Governor to get his approval.
Besides Lyngdoh, there are eight other legislators who are holding dual post. The others includes Congress legislator Pynshngaiñlang Syiem, tiolist Congress Party legislator Sanbor Shullai, United Democratic Party legislators Metbah Lyngdoh and Brolding Nongsiej besides two Hill State People’s Democratic Party legislators Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit and Phlastingwell Pangniang and Independent legislator from Jaintia hills, Stephen Mukhim from JHADC.