SHILLONG, July 12: Accusing the former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Pynshngain N Syiem of misappropriating Rs. 28 crores, Nongkrem MDC, HS Shylla who is aspiring to be the next chief of the Council, said that the newly formed Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA) will pursue the issue to its conclusion.
Shylla also said the KHDA expressed its support to the demand of the PDF member from Nongshken Grace Mary Kharpuri for a CBI inquiry into the matter.
“When we (KHDA) will be leading the new executive committee, we will definitely take up this matter seriously though her (Grace) demand is directly against the former CEM (who is her leader in the party,” he said.
Shylla and Kharpuri have filed their nominations for contesting the post of CEM after PDF leader had resigned from the post on Tuesday.
In her statement after filing the nomination on Weednesday, Kharpuri had said that if she is elected as CEM of the Council, she would favour for a CBI inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of Rs 28 crore out of Rs 32 crore sanctioned by the Centre, last year.
Syiem is accused of diverting the Rs 28 crore on Council’s assets instead of sanctioning the same for the development of the different MDC constituencies.
Earlier, Kharpuri was supporting the KHDA but later pulled out and went back to support the PDA led by the PDF citing there was already division among the members over the selection of a CEM candidate.