SHILLONG, July 04: Members of the ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), are making their move to oust the incumbent Chief Executive Member, Pynshngain N Syiem.
Some of the MDCs including from the People’s Democratic Front (PDF), National People’s Party (NPP) and United Democratic Party (UDP) have also met NPP leader and Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday.
While most of them were not ready to disclose their objective of meeting the Deputy Chief Minister, one of the MDCs on request of anonymity admitted that there has been a strong move by a majority of the members to oust Syiem from the CEM’s chair.
“We want change of leadership in the district council because we have lost confident in the style of functioning of the present CEM. He (Syiem) is playing too much of political games,” he said.
Recently, many of the MDCs have also signed a letter which was proposed to be sent to the Governor requesting him on the need to summon an emergent session of the Council.
The MDC said that the purpose of the emergent session was to move a no-confident motion against Syiem.
“At present we are 17 of us and we are waiting for an appropriate time to make our move,” he said.
According to sources, the members have already proposed some names which include Hispreaching Son Shylla, NPP MDC from Nongkrem, as the new leader.
Meanwhile, another MDC alleged that Syiem, who has come to know about the move, is offering some of the MDCs for a trip to Kolkata.
It may be mentioned here with the recent decision of the Congress to extend support to the PDA EC led by Syiem, Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) MDC from Jaiaw Adelbert Nongrum is the lone opposition member in the KHADC.
However, sources informed that the Congress, which has backed the Syiem-led EC for its stand on the relocation of Sweepers’ colony, is reluctant to join the majority which are seeking for a change in the leadership.