CADC to seek extension of the current term by 5 months and 23 days

Kamalanagar, February 09, 2018: In an emergency Session of CADC held today an official resolution moved by Dg. Amarsmriti Chakma, Executive Member seeking to extend the current term of the 9th District Council by 5 months and 23 days was passed with all the Members present voting in favour of the resolution except Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, MDC of the opposition MNF party who choose to walk out in protest.

The resolution contended that the current Executive Committee headed by Dg. Amit Kumar Chakma was made to forgo business days for 5 months and 23 days due to advertent delay caused by the Governor in appointing the Chief Executive Member and his Executive Members despite fulfilling all formalities envisaged in the CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business) Rules 2002 and as amended from time to time. The resolution claimed that the appointment of the CEM was delayed by 3 months and 23 days and that of the Executive Members by clear 2 months.

The Governor after assuming the power and functions of the CADC on 4/07/2017 due to constitutional crisis ordered for floor test which was conducted on 10/07/2017 and Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya the then CEM lost confidence of the House by 15 vs 3 Members. The result of the floor test was forwarded on the day itself along with proceeding of the Congress Legislature Party meeting electing Dg. Amit Kumar Chakma as the new CLP leader and to appoint him as the new CEM. The Governor took 3 months and 23 days to appoint the CEM.
Dg. Amit Kumar Chakma assuming office of the CEM sent recommendation for appointment of the Executive Members on 9/11/2017 and it took the Governor to appoint them a clear 2 months.

The appropriate authority will be approached for making the demand, the resolution states.

The current term of CADC will complete 5 years in April this year and general election to 10th CADC should happen in two months time.