HSPDP Mawthadraishan demands resignation of MDC

Shillong, July 03: The Mawthadraishan Constituency Area Unit of the Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Monday demanded immediate resignation of Blandingstar Warjri as a member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.

In a statement issued here , HSPDP Mawthadraishan secretary Grossper Ryntathiang alleged that Warjri has lost his moral rights to represent the constituency as MDC after he decided to betray the party and the supporters.

“We therefore demand his resignation from the post of an MDC since he was elected because of the party and the supporters,” he said.

 The demand came after the Warjri decided to extend support to the ruling People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) in the KHADC, which according to Ryntathiang was against the party’s decision.

The HSPDP along with two other regional political parties, the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Khun Hynñiewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) withdrew their support from the PDF last month.

During the KHADC’s summer session, two MLAs of the HSPDP had lodged a missing complaint after Warjri disappeared, and did not attend the session, when a No Confidence Motion was moved against the PDF-led Executive Committee.

Condemning the MDC, Ryntathiang said, “Only within a span of six months after being elected as a member of the district council in the bye-election to the KHADC held last year, he dared betraying the supporters despite his promise to remain with the party till the end.”

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