SHILLONG, June 19: In what may be the last straw for the People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), the three major regional parties of Meghalaya have withdrawn their support to the former on Monday.
Accusing the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, PN Syiem of ‘dividing’ and ‘blackmailing’ the regional parties, the United Democratic Party (UDP), Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) and Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) said that Syiem has been using the PDF to float a new political party under the name of Peoples Democratic Front.
NEW DELHI, June 19 (IANS): Springing a surprise, the BJP on Monday named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit and a BJP leader, as the ruling NDA’s candidate for the July 17 Presidential election.
“We have decided that Ram Nath Kovind will be the NDA Presidential candidate,” Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said after a nearly two-hour meeting here of the party’s Parliamentary Board attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior leaders.
SHILLONG, June 19: Meghalaya Congress is up for more trouble with reports of prominent sitting Congress legislators vying for a ticket from the National People’s Party (NPP) surfacing while there is a major paradigm shift of interest of party deserters and individuals alike from the saffron brigade towards other national party like the NPP.
Known to have stood his ground against the party if the need be, Cabinet Minister, Prestone Tynsong’s doing the rounds recently seeking NPP ticket to contest the election and is allegedly communicating with the NPP through another sitting Congress legislator Sniawbhalang Dhar, if the reports of the sources from NPP and Congress is anything to go by with.
SHILLONG, June 19: Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain has made an appeal to the financially sound sections of the society to stop availing LPG subsidy such that this can help in safeguarding the health of more women and children in the state.
Gohain had made this appeal after launching the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) here on Monday which provides Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) connections to poor families.
SHILLONG, June 19: In spite of the recent spate of violence and arson cases in opposition to the railway line in Ri Bhoi district of the state, the Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain has informed that the Centre has no plans whatsoever to scrap this railway project in Meghalaya.
“We are not thinking about it (scrapping) now and definitely we are going ahead with the construction,” Gohain informed at the sidelines of a function held in the city here on Monday.
SHILLONG, June 19: Expressing its strong opposition to the proposed railway project in Rib hoi district, the United Democratic Party (UDP) has demanded that this project is scrapped immediately.
“We demand the state government to scrap the idea of bringing the railway project in the state,” KHNAM general secretary Batkupar Wahlang said after the party’s CEC meeting held here on Monday.
SHILLONG, June 19: The North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) has accused the Vice Chancellor (VC) and Pro – VC of the university of indulging in a ‘tamasha’ by ‘shamelessly’ taking on the name of the President of India who is also the Visitor of the university.