Meghalaya Guv declines Govt’s recommendation for Admin Rule in KHADC


SHILLONG | Nov 23, 2019:

The Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy has declined the recommendation of the State Government for Administrator's Rule in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) following the fall of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and the subsequent formation of the United People's Forum (UPF), official sources informed.

The decision of the Governor, who is currently in New Delhi, is a breather for newly elected Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Latiplang Kharkongor, an independent MDC from Nongthymmai.

The Meghalaya Government had on Thursday evening recommended to Governor, Tathagata Roy for imposition of Administrator Rule's in the KHADC  in view of the political instability in the Council.

Nongthymmai independent MDC, Latiplang Kharkongor was elected as the new CEM of the KHADC after former CEM, Teinwell Dkhar, a candidate of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), withdrew his candidature for the post on Friday.


The UDA has the support of 14 MDCs while the newly formed UPF has 15 MDCs including the Chairman of the KHADC, PN Syiem.

The ruling National People's Party (NPP) in the state, is however, unhappy with the actions of one of its senior party leaders, PN Syiem, the chairman of the KHADC for which it has decided to form a disciplinary committee to examine the matter and take action against Syiem.

It may be mentioned that UDP-NPP led executive committee in the KHADC was toppled after NPP MDC and Chairman of KHADC, PN Syiem voted against the alliance when they were tied at 14-14 during the no confidence motion moved by the opposition congress against the executive committee on November 20.