ADCs need to function autonomously: Guv

Shillong, Nov 28: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today said that the autonomous district councils must function autonomously without any meddling by the state government.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a function at the Raj Bhavan, Roy said, “KHADC if you expand it is Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and I have decided that the autonomous district council must function autonomously without any meddling by the government.”

“This is a democratic country and people are people are entitled to their opinions,” he added.

It may be mentioned that Roy refused to give assent to recommendation of the state government to impose Administrator’s Rule in the KHADC after the previous Executive Committee, of the United Democratic Alliance led by, Teinwell Dkhar of the United Democratic Party was toppled after a no-confidence motion last week.