SHILLONG, Jan 15: Slamming the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and alleging that he is issuing work orders without his knowledge, Umsning MDC, Donkupar Sumer said that Syiem is mimicking Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma’s mode of functioning.
Calling Syiem, ‘Mukul Khasi’, Sumer said that the work orders are meant for implementation of over 19 developmental schemes in Umsning at a cost of Rs 20 lakhs under the Rs 133.12 crore special assistance grant sanctioned by the central government to the KHADC.
SHILLONG, Jan 15: Independent Gambegre legislator, Saleng Sangma who joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday has stated that the party will make a big difference in Meghalaya after the upcoming 2018 state elections.
“No matter how many seats it will get, the NCP will surely make a difference in the upcoming elections,” Saleng had said soon after he had formally joined the NCP on Monday.
The two-time MLA and former Congress minister handed over his resignation letter to the Assembly’s Speaker AT Mondal through the Commissioner & Secretary Andrew Simons here on Monday.
SHILLONG, Jan 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently negotiating with sitting legislators and trying to convince them to bolster its ranks ahead of the upcoming 2018 state elections.
Informing this here on Monday, the BJP’s Election Campaign Committee, convener AL Hek said, “We are negotiating with some MLAs. But we cannot disclose their names at the moment.”
SHILLONG, Jan 15: The AJYWO Central Body has voiced its condemnation of the Government while alleging that it is playing with the people of Wapung area, particularly the two Dorbar Shnongs-Wapungskur and Wapungshnong by laying a foundation stone of the Wapung C & RD Block in the grand Ceremony organised at Wapungskur on April 22, 2017 that incurred almost 1.5 lakhs of public’s money but faded away just after 8 months only.
TURA, Jan 15: The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) has come into fund misuse focus once again after the National People’s Party (NPP) led Opposition slammed the Congress led Executive Committee (EC) of withdrawing a huge sum of central funds.
The funds withdrawn have been placed as over Rs 28 crores and had been released to GHADC by the Union tribal Affairs ministry.
TURA, Jan 15: A recent statement by BJP national president, Amit Shah during his visit to Meghalaya has left quite a few bemused after Shah allegedly stated that an amount of Rs 9,000 crores was given to the state for the development of the Agia – Mendipathar – Tura road which does not even exist.
SHILLONG, Jan 15: Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Pynthorumkhrah mandal have quit the party on Monday and joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leading to the Pynthorumkhrah mandal being dissolved.
The mandal president Batshanbor Wanswett and Predecessor Rumnong, who was also a state executive member of the party had quit the party as a mark of protest against the BJP state leadership for sidelining the leaders and members of the mandal by welcoming the former Congress legislator Alexander L Hek without any consultation.