SHILLONG, JUNE 19: The UDP-led executive committee in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) was toppled on Monday after a No-Confidence motion was moved by the National People’s Party (NPP) and supported by the opposition Congress.

The motion was passed by 17 members, including 11 NPP and 6 Congress. The motion was moved by Rambrai-Jyrngam MDC Bajop Pyngrope.

Chairman of the Council Lamphrang Blah after putting the motion to vote declared that the EC under the leadership of Titosstarwell Chyne has collapsed today.

Blah also announced that the election to the post of Chief Executive Member will be held on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Mawryngkneng MDC Pyniaid Sing Syiem has filed his nomination papers for the CEM election.

Earlier in his speech, Chyne has termed the motion as an act of betrayal by the NPP.

The NPP and Congress had formed an alliance in the KHADC after the 2022 elections. However, the alliance has been strained in recent months, with the two parties often clashing over issues such as development and funds.

The toppling of the UDP-led executive committee is a major victory for the NPP and Congress. It remains to be seen who will be elected as the new CEM on Tuesday.

The toppling of the UDP-led executive committee in the KHADC is a major development in the state’s politics. It remains to be seen how the new CEM will address the challenges facing the council.