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Rakesh Sangma elected as new CEM of GHADC

Shillong, Jan 31:NPP MDC and brother-in -law of Chief Minister, Rakesh Sangma was elected as CEM of GHADC during the election held on Monday.

Rakesh was the chairman of GHADC and resigned from the post to contest the CEM post.

The NPP group led by Rakesh secured 15 votes and the faction led by the outgoing CEM Benedic Marak got 13 votes.

In the House of 30, the chairman did not vote and the lone nomInated seat is yet to be filled by the government.

Earlier on Saturday, the GHADC Executive Committee (EC) led by Benedic  collapsed after his group lost the confidence of the House.

Marak and his group secured only 13 votes while the NPP which moved the no-confidence motion got 15.

The toppling game started after Benedic dropped three MDCs, including the cousin of the chief minister from the posts of chairmen. Later, several NPP MDCs resigned after Benedic sought the help of TMC MDCs and others to support the EC.

Benedic had on Friday moved a petition in the High Court of Meghalaya against the no-confidence motion but it was dismissed.

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