LG Nongsiej’s name proposed for CEM post?

SHILLONG, Mar 13: Ruling members of the Khasi Hill Autonomous District Council (KHADC) have proposed the name of Nongstoin, Member of District Council, Goodleaderson Nongsiej as their next Chief Executive Member (CEM).

This proposal which has been doing the round for the last few days came to light on Tuesday.

“I heard that the MDCs have proposed the name of LG Nongsiej as the next CEM,” sources in the KHADC said.

Nongsiej is presently the Chairman of the district council.

It may be mentioned that there are reports that the present CEM of the KHADC, Pynshngain N Syiem, is contemplating to quit the post to concentrate on party matters.

Syiem who was the Chief Ministerial candidate of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) lost the Assembly polls to Congress’ Himalaya Muktan Shangpliang.

Sources also informed that the members are proposing to change the name of the coalition in the district council.

“There is a proposal to have a coalition in similar lines with that of the state government consisting of parties like the HSPDP, UDP, PDF, NPP, BJP,” sources added.

It may be mentioned that the present coalition in the KHADC is christened as People’s Democratic Forum.

Currently, the UDP, HSPDP, Congress and a lone KHNAM member-Adelbert Nongrum are in the opposition.