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MNF now stakes claim to rule CADC

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The (MNF), the ruling party of Mizoram, Monday staked claim to form a new body to govern the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) by replacing the beleaguered BJP-led administration, officials said.

Chakma District Council Rashik submitted a letter to the state secretary for district council affairs claiming that he has majority in the 20-member

In his letter Chakma named four members of district council belonging to the claiming that they are now supporting his leadership raising the strength of the to 11, the officials said.

In the election to the held on April 20, 2018, the emerged as the largest single party by securing eight seats followed by the which bagged seven seats and the which got five seats. Poll to one seat was stayed by the

Traditional rivals, the and the Congress, joined hands and forged a coalition and staked claim to form the committee of the tribal council.

However, the headed coalition faced a setback after a few members withdrew support.

The is an autonomous council for ethnic Chakma people, formed under the sixth schedule of the Constitution on April 29, 1972. The Council exercises legislative, and judicial powers over allotted departments within the territory of CADC.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 20:55 IST