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KHADC polls before Feb 16: HDR

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SHILLONG: District Council Affairs Minister HDR Lyngdoh has hinted that elections to Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will be held before February 16, 2014.

Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Lyngdoh said the department was waiting for the report of the Delimitation Committee, which is expected to be submitted this month.

It may be mentioned that the committee held the final public hearing on delimitation of the district council constituencies on Monday here. Similar hearings were conducted in other districts as well.

Meanwhile, KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pynshngain N Syiem has said that the Executive Committee would want to resubmit the proposed Delimitation Bill to the State Government before Christmas after incorporating the suggestions of the Delimitation Committee.

“We are expecting to receive the report from the Delimitation Committee within December 10. After this, the EC would examine the recommendations of the committees before incorporating some of the pertinent views and suggestion in the draft KHADC Autonomous District (Constitution of District Councils) Rules, 2013, which was passed by the Council earlier,” Syiem said here on Tuesday.

He said that the EC would convene a special session, if necessary, to get the approval of the House before resubmitting the Bill to the State Government.

“We are running out of time. But we would try our level best to see that the committee completes the task before Christmas,” Syiem said.

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