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Shillong | Nov 22,2019

Nongthymmai independent MDC, Latiplang Kharkongor has been elected as the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).

The election of the Kharkongor came after former CEM, Teinwell Dkhar, a candidate of the UDA, withdrew his candidature for the CEM post.

Dkhar was forced to withdraw after the 14 MDCs supporting the UDA were not present when the election of the new CEM was held.

KHADC Chairman Pynshngain N Syiem formally announced the election of Kharkongor as the new CEM of the Council.

Syiem also told the House that he has decided to go ahead with the election of the CEM since Dkhar informed about his decision to withdraw from the contest only after the session has commenced.

He said that as per rules, he (Dkhar) should have informed about his decision before the sitting of the House.

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