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JHADC brought under Governor�s rule

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SHILLONG, March 31 - The Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) has been brought under administrator�s rule by the State government from today.

�The JHADC would be under the Governor�s rule for six months,� said minister in-charge District Council Affairs, HDR Lyngdoh.

A special cabinet meeting was convened after some members of the council moved a no-confidence motion against the Council chief, Lamdibok Sumer and the budget could not be passed.

�The Chief Minister and other ministers felt there was no options left, but to bring the JHADC under administrative rule,� Lyngdoh said.

An estimated budget of Rs 98.97-crore for 2011-12 was tabled in the Council on March 22 for discussion and subsequent approval on March 23.

But two Independent members of the Council Moonlight Pariat and Edmund Speakerson Lyngdoh moved a no-confidence motion against Sumer forcing the Chairman Obil Kyndait to adjourn the Council.

However, the next day former council chief Hambertus Nongtdu and Speakerson Lyngdoh moved a resolution against the chairman himself and he was forced to prorogue the council leading to a constitutional crisis.

Nongtdu has claimed majority support in the 30-member Council.

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JHADC brought under Governor�s rule

SHILLONG, March 31 - The Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) has been brought under administrator�s rule by the State government from today.

�The JHADC would be under the Governor�s rule for six months,� said minister in-charge District Council Affairs, HDR Lyngdoh.

A special cabinet meeting was convened after some members of the council moved a no-confidence motion against the Council chief, Lamdibok Sumer and the budget could not be passed.

�The Chief Minister and other ministers felt there was no options left, but to bring the JHADC under administrative rule,� Lyngdoh said.

An estimated budget of Rs 98.97-crore for 2011-12 was tabled in the Council on March 22 for discussion and subsequent approval on March 23.

But two Independent members of the Council Moonlight Pariat and Edmund Speakerson Lyngdoh moved a no-confidence motion against Sumer forcing the Chairman Obil Kyndait to adjourn the Council.

However, the next day former council chief Hambertus Nongtdu and Speakerson Lyngdoh moved a resolution against the chairman himself and he was forced to prorogue the council leading to a constitutional crisis.

Nongtdu has claimed majority support in the 30-member Council.

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