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SHILLONG, Jan 8: KHADC CEM PN Syiem has questioned the state government on its decision to forward the me of Irene Lyngdoh to the Meghalaya Governor for his approval as a nomited MDC of KHADC. “The decision of the government in the Cabinet meeting to forward the me of Irene Lyngdoh to the Governor for his approval is invalid because to recommend any me to the Governor there should have a provision in the Sixth Schedule or from any District Council Rules or Act,” Syiem said to newsmen at his chamber on Friday. “How can the government recommend a me without having any provisions,” he questioned. According to him, the Executive Committee of KHADC had recommended the me of J Reenbohn, retired District Council Judge through the provisions of Rule 6 and Sub-rule 2 of the Assam/Meghalaya District Council Rules. “I want to know on what rules and provisions the State Government has recommended the me for the nomited MDC post,” he said adding that this is not a state government issue but a District Council issue and the Governor should act independently as per the guidelines of the Sixth Schedule or as per the Rules and Act of the District Council. The KHADC Chief also criticized the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for taking the decision to propose the me of Irene Lyngdoh base on the proposal of District Council Affairs department which states that ‘a woman should be the nomited MDC since the KHADC has only two women MDCs’.