SHILLONG, Aug 24 - National People�s Party (NPP) today alleged that at least 200 appointments were made two days before Administrator�s Rule was imposed in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
The NPP met the Meghalaya District Council Affairs Minister, HDR Lyngdoh and complained on the issue stating that such appointments are illegal. �These appointments were made in a hurry just ahead of the elections for the council. This must be inquired,� Conrad Sangma, former Finance Minister from the NPP said.
The notification to the GHADC elections was issued on August 10 and the date of the elections was fixed on October 12. The council is under Administrator�s (Deputy Commissioner) Rule.
Meanwhile, Lyngdoh said, he isn�t aware of the appointments and if these appointments were carried out in violation, then the NPP should approach the Administrator.
�The NPP should approach the Administrator and lodge a complaint so that an investigation can be carried out,� the Minister said.
Moreover, on the issue of non-tribals contesting and taking part in the GHADC elections, Lyngdoh said he was not aware about the specific rules in the Garo Hills region.
�In Khasi Hills there are specific rules that bar non-tribals from taking part in the district council elections and so if the non-tribals are allowed to take part in the district council elections in GHADC, there must be some rules�, Lyngdoh added.