Meghalaya Governor
File photographs of Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong (left) and Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy.

As the Meghalaya governor decided not to impose administrator’s rule in KHADC, Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Monday said governor Tathagata Roy has not followed the set rules.

According to media reports, the state government recommended administrator’s rule in Khasi Hill Autonomous District Council (KHADC) after the Teiñwell Dkhar-led United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Executive Committee lost a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition Congress.

Tynsong on Monday said governor Tathagata Roy has not gone through the procedures, rules and conventions that were followed with regards to the role of the state government and the governor’s office in connection with the functioning of autonomous district councils in the state.

“If the governor is not clear of matter, he should call the chief minister or deputy chief minister or minister in-charge of district council affairs department,” said Tynsong.

“However, I will be the happiest man if the governor will take all files related to the district councils and the ADCs send all matters including bills to the governor without going through the state government,” he added.

“So, let the governor approve or disapprove it,” Tynsong said while reacting to the governor’s decision not to impose administrator’s rule in KHADC in the wake of a tie of 14-14 between the ruling and opposition during the no confidence motion conducted on November 22.

The chairman of the KHADC, PN Syiem did not support the Executive Committee (EC) led by the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and he voted for the ‘no confidence’ motion, which led to the collapse of the Executive Committee.

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