FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, June 25: The recent turn of events in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) which culmited into a tug of war for power between the ruling People Democratic Forum (PDF) and the opposition comprising the HSPDP, UDP, Congress and an independent MDC seem to have no end.
The opposition after alleging that the KHADC Chairman has bulldozed the Council rules had written a formal complaint to the Meghalaya Governor Banwarilal Purohit and District Council Affairs (DCA) Minister Prestone Tyngson earlier this week.
It may be mentioned that after section of the media questioned the DAC Minister whether an administrative rule will be invoked in the KHADC, the Minister said the complaint has been received however everything must first be examined by the Law department.
On the current events at the KHADC, Independent MDC, from Sohryngkham constituency Pyniaid Sing Syiem said, “During the last day of the budget session all the rules were bypassed by the Chairman of the KHADC and this is a clear case of dictator style of functioning.”
Meanwhile, the KHADC CEM P N Syiem had said that the Chairman had presided over the House as per the rules when he had asked the mover of the No Confidence (NC) motion to initiate a debate because of an exigency.
The mover of the NC, HSPDP MDC, T. S Thangkhiew had stated that they had the numbers but were not given a chance to do so as to prove their numbers.
The solution to the present scerio in the KHADC is still pending with the DCA Minister and the Meghalaya governor.