The Mizo National Front (MNF), the ruling party of Mizoram, Monday staked claim to form a new executive body to govern the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) by replacing the beleaguered BJP-led administration, officials said.
In the election to the CADC held on April 20, 2018, the MNF emerged as the largest single party by securing eight seats followed by the Congress which bagged seven seats and the BJP which got five seats. Poll to one seat was stayed by the Gauhati High Court.
The CADC is an autonomous council for ethnic Chakma people, formed under the sixth schedule of the Constitution on April 29, 1972. The Council exercises legislative, executive and judicial powers over allotted departments within the territory of CADC.
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