The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday got its new chairman on Wednesday with the election of two times member from Sohryngkham constituency, Pynïaid Sing Syiem uncontested during the special session of the council.
With the election of Syiem, the post that remained vacant after the resignation of Pynshngaiñlang N Syiem as the chairman of the KHADC has been filled up.
Pynshngaiñlang N Syiem quit as the chairman of the council on May 19.
The members of the council have congratulated Pynïaid Sing Syiem on being elected as the new chairman.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma also came to the council and witnessed the proceedings of the session for a few minutes.
The chief minister sat in the officers’ gallery of the council when members were delivering their speeches congratulating the new chairman.
The new chairman also thanked all members of the council and urged the members to co-operate and further improve the council and its functioning and engage in healthy debates that would strengthen the council.
The new chairman informed that since the inception of the KHADC in 1952, as many as 61 bills have been passed, while 11 bills are pending, and 18 bills were returned by the governor.