KHNAM MLA to abstain from voting for 2020 Rajya Sabha elections

Shillong, June 17: KHNAM MLA Adelbert Nongrum on Wednesday stoked controversy after he revealed that he will be abstaining from voting in the upcoming Rajya Sabha Elections.

Nongrum explained that he took the decision since the ruling NPP government voted in favour of Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha.

”The NPP in the Lok Sabha voted in favour of CAB which has now become an Act (CAA) whereas in our State the Government is against the said Bill and even passed the resolution for implementing the Inner Line Permit (ILP). So the question now is, who is creating mockery?,” he stated.

The KHNAM MLA added that as a part of the government, he expressed his dissent and decided not to participate in the upcoming Rajya Sabha Election, 2020.

”As a partner of the Government, nevertheless on the issue in hand, I reiterated that there must be a striking balance between the interest of the people of our State and the choice of a candidate,” he stated.