Kamalanagar, May 26 2023: Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, MDC who was the lone contestant for the post of Chairman, CADC was declared elected uncontested by Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, the Protem Chairman in the first sitting of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council held today in the CADC Session Hall.
Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya was elected from 18-Fultuli MDC Constituency on an MNF ticket. This is his third stint as Chairman of CADC and his sixth term as MDC.
At the outset, a minute of silence was observed in rememberance of the three former MDCs of the previous Executive Committee who had died. Dg. Mohesh Boran Chakma and Dg. Charan Singh Chakma were killed in a road accident on the way to Aizawl while Dg. Amit Kumar Chakma lost his life to attacks by some miscreants at Lokkisury village while he was in election campaign.
The house was filled with energy and enthusiasm shared by the newly elected Members of the District Council. All the Members shared the belief that this term would be progressive and meaningful since this newly constituted council comprises a good mix of fresh enthusiasm in the form of 12 first-time elected MDCs and seasoned experience in the form of 8 MDCs who have been in active politics for a long time. Hence, they hoped there would be no political tussle to paralyze the government. There was no business and transaction in the first sitting of the 11th CADC.
Kamalanagar, 25th May 2023: The process of filing of nominations for the post of Chairman of the Chakma Autonomous District Council has concluded as per the notified schedule of 3:00 PM 25/05/2023.
Dangu Kali Kumar Tongchangya, elected MDC of 18-Fultuli MDC constituency was the lone contestant for the post. His nomination was duly scrutinized at the District Council Secretariat and was found valid. CADC is set to elect its Chairman of this term in the first sitting of the newly constituted council scheduled tommorrow i.e. 26th May 2023, as per the notification issued earlier by the Protem Chairman, Dangu Hirand Tongchangya.
Kamalanagar, May 25, 2023: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, elected MDC of 1-Borapansury I MDC Constituency was sworn-in today as the Chief Executive Member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council at CADC Art & Culture Hall, Kamalanagar amidst huge gathering of people representing different sections of the society. Councilors, officials of CADC, former leaders, representatives from political parties and NGOs attended the programme. Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma, MLA, Mizoram was also present.
On 22nd May the Hon’ble Governor of Mizoram Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati had appointed the leader of MNF Legislature Party Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma as the CEM of CADC. Dg. Abraham Beirazi Khithie, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai administered the oath of office and secrecy. Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma expressed his happiness and gratitude to the State Election Commission for conducting the election smoothly although an unfortunate incident marred the otherwise smooth election.
Emphasizing the importance of 11th CADC, he recalled the celebration of CADC Golden Jubilee and said that the newly constituted District Council marked the entry of CADC into another fifty years. He remarked that the outcome of the recently concluded election was a strong message to the political leaders by the public. Two-thirds of the members of the previous term could not get themselves re-elected. This signifies the desire of the people for good governance and that they are willing to change their representatives if they do not perform. He welcomed the new members to work for the welfare of the people and fulfill the aspirations of the people they represent.
He mentioned that a MNF government is a symbol of good governance, development and responsive to the aspirations of the people. Hence, “the first priority of his government shall be good and inclusive governance”.
Another positive development, he mentioned was the election of Dg. Nirupam Chakma, former Minister & MLA into CADC as a member of the district council. He is the senior most politician and a source of vast experience in the field. His experience shall be a boon for CADC if it could be utilized effectively.
As provided under Sub-Rule(1) of Rule 37 of Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2022 and as amended from time to time, the Members of the Chakma Autonomous District Council constituted after the General Election to the Chakma Autonomous District Council’ 2023 are hereby informed to subscrive Oath or Affirmation accordingly.
The Protem Chairman, Dangu Hiranand Tongchangya has summoned the Members of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council for the first sitting to elect the new Chairman of CADC as per schedule mentioned below:
Submission of nomination paper
23/05/2023 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm
Scrutiny of nomination paper
23/05/2023 at 3:10 pm
Withdrawal of nomination paper
23/05/2023 at 3:30 pm
Election of Chairman
24/05/2023 at 10:30 am (Wednesday) at CADC Session Hall
The Governor of Mizoram is pleased to appoint Shri Rasik Mohan Chakma, an elected MDC of 1-Borapansury MDC Constituency and Leader of MNF Legislature Party as the Chief Executive Member of the 11th CADC with effect from 22-05-2023.
The Governor of Mizoram is pleased to appoint Shri Hiranand Tongchangya, an elected Member of District Council from 16-Damdep MDC Constituency as Protem Chairman from 22-05-2023 until the Chairman is duly elected and assumes office.
Kamalanagar, May 11, 2023: The result of General Elections to the Chakma Autonomous District Council was declared today at the office of the Sub Divisional Officer (C). Owing to the postponement of 15-Rengkashya MDC constituency due to the death of the BJP candidate, polling had taken place for 19 constituencies on 9th May 2023. 70 candidates from 4 political parties contested the election in these 19 constituencies. 94% of the 34,474 electors exercised their franchise.
The counting of votes started at 8:00AM in the presence of the Returning Officer to the General Elections, The Observer to the General Elections, candidates and their agents amid tight security. The counting concluded at 1:00 PM.
The BJP won 5 seats, the INC won 4 seats and the MNF won in 10 constituencies. While no party secured a majority in the 20-member house, the MNF reached the halfway mark. The highest margin of victory was recorded by Dg. Santosh Chakma (BJP) in 11-Ajasora who defeated his nearest rival by 591 votes, while the closest contest was observed in 3-Chotapansury where the Dg. Supreme Raj Chakma (INC) defeated his nearest rival by just 19 votes.
The result of the General Elections, 2023 is provided below.