SHILLONG, March 7 - UDP�s Member of District Council (MDC) from Shella, Teinwell Dkhar, was today elected unopposed as the Chief Executive Member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
Dkhar is a four-time MDC from the Shella constituency and is a senior member of the KHADC. The Opposition Congress did not put up a candidate against Dkhar.
On the other hand, the NPP MDC from Mawkhar-Pynthorumkhrah, PN Syiem, was elected as the new Chairman of the Council. He, too, was elected unopposed.
The new session of the Council was presided over by East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Matsiewdor War Nongbri.
The MDCs congratulated both the leaders and said that they expect the new CEM and the Chairman to treat the members of both the ruling and Opposition in a non-partisan manner.
The Congress with 10 seats emerged as the single largest party in the KHADC followed by the National People�s Party with seven members. The UDP has six members.
The Council is being headed by a coalition called the United Democratic Alliance which includes the NPP, UDP, other regional parties and an Independent member.