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After HSPDP, UDP wants Guv role in place of President  

Shillong, Aug 27: Besides HSPDP, UDP also wants replacing of the word President with Governor by amending paragraph 12 A sub section (b) of sixth schedule to the constitution.

The demand is to give power to the governor instead of president to exempt or allow application of central laws in Meghalaya.

In a statement issued on Friday, the UDP general secretary, Jemino Mawthoh, said the party is also backing the demand for increase of seats in KHADC from the present 30.

Mawthoh said the UDP president, Metbah Lyngdoh wrote to Chief Minister and appreciated the decision of the district councils to continue with the age-old customary laws and practices in matters of governance and administration of the tribal people of Meghalaya and requested for exemption from establishment of village councils and municipal councils.

In a separate letter submitted to the chief minister on Friday, the HSPDP president KP Pangniang said many central acts and rules are in conflict with the unique identity, culture and tradition of the people of the state.

Though in the past, the Assembly passed resolutions to exempt application of Conservation of  Forest Act 1980 and MMDR Act 1957 in Meghalaya, it was rejected by the president.

Hence the HSPDP wanted amendment of paragraph 12 A sub section (b) of sixth schedule to the constitution.

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