GHADC session not held after Supreme Court order

Tura, Jan 9: The GHADC session did not take place today after the chairman of the council got a stay order continuing the session from the Supreme Court.

Earlier the Meghalaya High Court had directed the NPP to complete the non confidence motion brought about by the Congress MDC. The date for the continuation of the session was set for today, Jan 9.

Following the direction of the HC, the chairman of the GHADC, Denang T Sangma, moved the SC over the matter seeking a stay on the move by the lower Court. The petition was filed on Jan 6 and was heard in the Court of the Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde on Wednesday, Jan 8.

“I moved Court challenging the order given by the HC directing me to hold a special session to conduct the no-confidence motion. The Supreme Court has given its verdict in my favour and stayed the High Court order,” said Denang.

A dejected Congress leadership stated they would also knock the door of the SC to ensure the session was continued and the no confidence taken up.

The opposition Congress and its alliance had moved the HC against the GHADC Chairman after he adjourned the house sine die without taking up the no-confidence motion tabled against the Dipul Marak led Executive Committee during the last GHADC session held in December. The ruling alliance had walked out of the House after it became apparent that they would lose.

Meanwhile the drama over the kidnapping of former CEM, Boston Marak ended today after the MDC assured the police that he had come with his apparent abductors, MLA of Raksamgre – Benedict Marak and Wagesik MDC, Sengnal Sangma, on his own accord.

The wife of Boston had yesterday, Jan 8 filed an FIR alleging that the two leaders, along with their supporters had kidnapped the MDC from their house in the Asibra locality in Tura.

“He had informed that he was in Shillong yesterday and we thus provided the information to Shillong police seeking to verify the details of the case. He informed the police that he had come on his own and as such the matter was sorted,” confirmed superintendent of WGH, Dr MGR Kumar.

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