Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Cong accused of kidnapping

Meghalaya chief minister Donkupar Roy Saturday charged the congress of kidnapping Wanbiang Chadap, who was elected Friday as member of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).
Chadap won the JHADC polls from Shangpung-South constituency on a United Democratic Party (UDP), which the chief minister is its president.
“We have not receive reports of him joining the Congress, but we got the information that he was kidnapped,” Roy told reporters after chairing the meeting of the elected UDP’s parliamentary party here.
Earlier, congress spokesman RC Laloo said, Chadap has switched over to the Congress and attended the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting of the new elected JHADC.
He also informed that Independent candidate Sunday Morning Suna, who was elected from Mukhla-Wahiajer constituency, supported joined the Congress in the JHADC. “We welcomed Chadap to our party and he had also supported Hambertus Nongtdu as chief executive member and Lamdibok Sumer as Chairman of the JHADC,” Laloo said.
In the 30-member JHADC, Congress secured absolute majority winning 15 seats followed by UDP with eight seats. The Nationalist Congress Party made inroads with four seats in the JHADC while two seats went to Independents.
In the KHADC, partners of the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance government secured 20 seats with the UDP bagged 10 seats emerging as the single largest party, the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement bagged four, followed by Hills State People’s Democratic Party with three seats and the NCP opened its first account in KHADC by bagging two seats and one seat went to an Independent MDC. Celestine Lyngdoh of UDP has been elected as Chief Executive Member of the KHADC.
Lyngdoh defeated former KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Cleophas B Syiem from Nongpoh constituency.

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