Shillong: The state government has decided to hold the elections for Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) on February 23.
However, it is not clear whether the proposed amendment of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution by the BJP-led government at the Centre would be incorporated or not before the polls.
“Government plans to see the elections held as scheduled. We are yet to discuss about the issue of the proposed amendment,” Prestone Tynsong, deputy chief minister, said.
Elaborating on the proposed amendment of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution by the BJP-led government at the Centre, the state deputy CM further said, “It’s still a long way since the proposed bill would be tabled in the Parliament only after the union cabinet approves it.”
Tynsong said that the joint secretary of the union home ministry, Satyendra Garg during the recent meeting with the state government, had informed that the proposed amendment of the Sixth Schedule would be tabled in the union cabinet shortly.