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By Our Reporter | Shillong, July 13, 2018: 

Ending all the drama and suspense in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), NPP MDC from Nongkrem, Hispreacing Son Shylla has been elected as the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the council during the special session held here today.

Interestingly, the other contender for the post, Grace Mary Kharpuri along with other MDCs from the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) and the Congress did not turn up to the session today.

PDF MDC from Nongshken, Grace Mary Kharpuri, who filed her nomination for the post of CEM, did not even bother to withdraw her nomination.

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A total number of 16 MDCs of the Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA) including the protem chairman attended the special session. All the 17 MDCs of the KHDA including Teilinia Thangkhiew attended the special session.

While addressing the House on his election as the CEM, Shylla said that the architect of the whole crisis in the KHADC is none other than former CEM, PN Syiem.

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It may be mentioned that the election to the highest post in the KHADC was postponed on Thursday following the resignation of LG Nongsiej as the Chairman of the council at the last minute and the session could not be conducted due to the absence of a Deputy Chairman. The government had to appoint Mylliem MDC, Teilinia Thangkhiew as the protem chairman to preside over the session in the house today.

Thangkhiew announced the election of Shylla as the CEM in the floor of the house today.

In the House of 29, KHDA has 17 MDCs while the PDA including the Congress has 12 MDCs.

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