KHADC CEM and Chairman Elections: Congress decides not to contest

Shillong, Mar 06: The Congress with ten MDC in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) today said that it has decided not to contest with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in the election of the two post (Chief Executive Member) and (Chairman) to the Council.

The UDA has fielded UDP MDC from Shella, Teiñwell Dkhar for CEM’s post and former chief CEM, Pynshngaiñ N Syiem for chairman’s post in the KHADC.

Since the congress has decided not to fight for the elections, Dkhar and Syiem are set to win the election to the two posts in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council un-contested.

The candidates from UDA have filed their nominations before the Secretary of the Legislative of the Council on Wednesday.

“We have decided not to contest since we do not have the numbers,” Parliamentary Party spokesperson of the Congress, Ronnie V Lyngdoh told reporters after the oath taking ceremony in the Assembly hall of the council.

However, he said, his party have decided to play the role of constructive opposition.

Speaking to reporters, candidate to the post of Chairman, Syiem said that he is confident to win the election for the post uncontested since the total strength of the UDA is 19.

The 19 MDCs of UDA comprises nine from the Regional Democratic Alliance (RDA) led by UDP and ten from the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) led by the NPP.

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