SHILLONG, Sept 24 - The Congress-led Meghalaya Government today passed a bill in the Assembly which prevents elected legislators from holding any other post as member to any of the tribal autonomous district councils from October 1.
The Prevention of Disqualification (Members of the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed after the amendment motion moved by opposition Hill State Peoples Democratic Party legislator KP Pangniang was defeated.
�The amendment motion to the bill is defeated and lost. The bill is passed,� Speaker AT Mondal said on the penultimate day of the six-day Autumn session of the House.
Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh, who had tabled the bill yesterday, said �We have decided that the Bill shall be made effective from October 1, 2015�.
At least eight MLAs who are also elected members of either of the three tribal autonomous district councils will now have to decide to continue on one post only after the date announced. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the bill is in sync with the spirit of the Constitution. � PTI