TURA, March 14 - Garo Hills Progressive Alliance (GHPA) supporters today staged a dharna in front of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) opposing the nomination of Selma D Shira to the Council by Meghalaya Government.
The ruling GHPA had nominated Conrad K Sangma to the Council. Condemning the State Govt move which is allegedly in direct contravention of the Constitution of the GHADC, the protesters sought withdrawal of Selma�s nomination.
�The rules of the GHADC are very clear on the nomination of the 30th member and we cannot tolerate the act of the State Government. We condemn the act�, said one present in the dharna.
In a scathing attack on Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sanmga, GHADC deputy CEM Augustine Marak termed the move of the State Government as nefarious.
�The CM is very much aware of the rules of GHADC and the move to still seek the nomination of Selma D Shira smacks of nefarious designs to topple the current government in the Council. The people have chosen a non-Congress-led GHADC and the people�s mandate should be respected,� said Augustine.
Augustine said that a delegation had already met the State Governor on the issue and would file a formal representation in the coming days. The interference of the State Govt in the affairs of the GHADC is bad and the timing of such interference is worse�, added the Deputy CEM.
�We will move the High Court if we don�t get justice anywhere,� warned Augustine.