SHILLONG, Oct 13: The leader of the opposition in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Manstudy Nongrem is of the opinion that an anti – defection law in the Council which prevents MDCs from shifting allegiance is the need of the hour.
With strong resentment expressed by opposition members over the alleged misusing of the Rs 133.12 crore Central Special Assistance grant by the present EC, Nongrem has demanded that the People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the KHADC introduces such an anti – defection law.
SHILLONG, Oct 13: The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) which is a political party which was recently launched is trying its best to woo sitting MLAs into its fold.
Informing this here on Friday, PDF general secretary, Auspicious Lyngdoh said that this is one way in which the party is trying to strengthen itself.
SHILLONG, Oct 13: Apprehending a post poll poaching technique on the part of the BJP, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) said it will discuss with All India Congress Committee to see all its elected MLAs remains intact.
“MPCC will take up with AICC to see all the MLAs remains intact,” MPCC president, Dr. DD Lapang said here on Friday.
AICC secretary in charge of Meghalaya Vijay Lakshmi Sadho is in Shillong to hold meeting at different levels.
SHILLONG, Oct 13: Accusing the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) of compelling them to enter into an ‘illegal contract’ of service, around 1200 contractual employees of the Corporation staged a lunch time protest against the Corporation here on Friday.
SHILLONG, Oct 13: The use of unparliamentary words during Friday’s session of the KHADC has landed Umsning MDC, Donkupar Sumer in trouble wherein he was forced to apologize for the statement he had made.
During the discussion on the Zero Hour motion on the use of the Rs. 133 crore special assistance grant of the Central Government, Sumer had said that this fund has resulted in the division of not only political parties but also Church leaders (tymmen basan).
Sharply reacting to this, the Chief Executive Member of the KHADC, Pynshngain N Syiem said that the words ‘tymmen basan’ cannot be used during the Council session and immediately demanded that Sumer withdraws his statement and apologizes for making it.
Realizing his mistake, Sumer immediately apologized for his statement and asked that the statement is expunged from the proceedings of the house.