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Shylla of National People’s Party to be new Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council chief

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Shillong, July 10: After the resignation of Pynshngain N Syiem as the chief of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), National People’s Party (NPP) MDC from Nongkrem is all set to take over as the Chief Executive Member (CEM).

The decision to hand over the reign of CEM to Shylla was taken in a meeting of the Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA), a conglomeration of 17 MDCs belonging to the from NPP (4), UDP (5), HSPDP (3) and PDF (4) and 1 Independent.

The meeting also decided that HSPDP member from Sohiong Samlin Malgniang will be the chairman of the alliance and Laitumkhrah-Malki MDC Neil Antonio War will be its secretary. Shylla will file the nomination for the post of CEM on Wednesday.

The candidates for the post of CEM should file the nomination before 11 am. After the filing of the nomination there will be scrunity of the nominations. The election will be at 2 pm, if there is more than one nomination. Speaking to media persons, Shylla said, “I have been elected as the MDC for the first time in 1984. I again contested as an MDC in 2004. I am the senior most MDC in the House. The MDCs who are in the House are those who have been elected after 2004. There are two former CEMs. We have two Deputy CEMs. The election was unanimous.”

He also said that there are many issues which the upcoming EC will take up in next five to six months left for the present House. The CEM in waiting said that administration of Justice will be one of his top agendas. He also informed that there is a need to expedite the exercise to prepare the utilization certificates of schemes which need to be submitted to the Central Government. Another issue foremost in the priority of the next EC would be the issue of Them Iew Mawlong , Shylla informed.

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