New council takes charge of Mizoram tribal autonomous body | Popgen Tech


Barely a month after a political deadlock in Mizoram’s Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC), a new council was formed on Thursday with BJP leader M Laikaw as the Chief Executive Member, an official said.

MADC public relations officer Beirokhu Beita said Laikaw was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Siaha district judicial magistrate S Ngotlia during the swearing-in ceremony held at the council’s headquarters.

“We are planning to establish a new Maraland. Let good governance and law and order reign over the Mara council,” said Laikaw, who was elected in the Tokalo constituency.

Laikaw also appointed nine Executive Members (EMs) including 7 BJP leaders and two Independents J Vabeikiasa and S Lalremthanga, who recently left the Mizo National Front (MNF).

The political embryo has been in the MADC for almost a month, after the MNF-Congress coalition government was voted out of power in a no-confidence motion on November 25.

MADC was established for the Mara tribes, along with Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) and Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in 1972.

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