Opposition led by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma proves majority in the floor test
Kamalanagar, January 18, 2019: In the floor test of Chakma Autonomous District Council conducted today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai at the behest of the Governor,Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma incumbent Chief Executive Member, CADC lost the trust vote to Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, leader of the opposition.
Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma secured 1(vote) in his favour while 11(eleven) MDCs raised hands in favour of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma.
The Governor, yesterday, issued a notification calling for conduct of floor test of CADC to end the poltical impasse over claim of majority. The sub-rule (6) of rule 33 of CADC (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules 2002 empowers the Governor to summon the Chakma District Council at anytime he deems necessary in the interest of the public.
Earlier, in the recently concluded CADC Winter Session held from 14th to 15th January the opposition MNF removed the CEM and Chairman through no-confidence motion and subsequently, claimed majority to form the new Executive Committee of CADC. On the other hand, the parties in the treasury bench cried foul play and demanded Governor’s intervention.
In order to ascertain the claim of majority by two groups, the Governor ordered for the floor test to be conducted by the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai for free and fair transaction of business.
Kamalanagar, January 17, 2019: The Governor of Mizoram in a notification issued today ordered for a floor test of Chakma Autonomous District Council to be conducted tomorrow. The floor test will be conducted by the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai District. The notification has been served to end the political embroglio that has been witnessed since a couple of months.
In the recently concluded CADC Winter Session held from 15th – 16th January the Chairman and Chief Executive Member were removed in succession in two consecutive days through no-confidence motions.
The opposition MNF with 7 MDCs gained in numerical strength with 4 Congress MDCs crossing over to the MNF and the MNF taking advantage of its new position engineered the manoeuvre to remove the Chairman and the CEM. Following the removal of the CEM and thereby the Executive Committee, the MNF Legislature Party comprising of 11 MDCs staked claim to form the new Executive Committee with Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma as CEM.
While the BJP and the Congress in CADC alleged foul play and expressed grievances with the Governor.
The political instability of the CADC started with the resignation of six Executive Members of 10th CADC when the Mizoram Assembly Election held in November was closing in. This was followed by withdrawal of support from the United Legislature Party by seven Congress MDCs. The United Legislature Party was formed between 5 BJP MDCs and 7 Congress MDCs to overcome the fractured manadate of CADC General Election held in April 2018.
Kamalanagar, January 15, 2019: Hard on the heels of removal of Dg. Buddhalila Chakma from the office of the Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council, the Winter Session of 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council in its second sitting held today removed incumbent Chief Executive Member, CADC Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma in a no-confidence motion moved by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, MDC.
With the removal of the Chief Executive Member, the Executive Committee, Chakma Autonomous District Council stand dissolved.
The motion was sustained with 10 members voting in favour and 1 against. 7 members remained absent including the CEM against whom the motion was moved.
The Session was presided over by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Deputy Chairman in the absence of the Chairman due to his removal a day earlier in the first sitting.
The motion of no-confidence was moved by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, leader of the opposition in the first half of the sitting and the Deputy Chairman applying sub-rule 2 of Rule 84 adjourned the session until 2 pm to take up the motion. The motion was discussed and upheld with a majority vote.
The development is a fallout caused following 4 MDCs of the Congress party out of 7, splitting and joining the MNF party enhancing its strength to 11, just enough for a clear majority in the 20 members strength house.
Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma, MDC, who was elected with BJP ticket was installed CEM, CADC on 2nd May 2018.
Kamalanagar, January 14, 2019: The Winter Session of 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council which started today passed a no-confidence motion against the incumbent Chairman, CADC Dg. Buddhalila Chakma. The motion was passed in the 20 members strength house (1 MDC still to be re-elected after expiry of the incumbent) with 10 members voting in favour and 1 member against, while 7 members absenting themselves including the Chairman against whom the motion was moved.
The development came about with 4 Congress MDCs splitting away earlier and joining the MNF party and enhancing the strength of MNF MDCs from 7 to 11.
As per sub-rule 1 of Rule 86 of CADC (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc) Rule 2002 the Deputy Chairman, Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma presided over the Session. The motion seeking removal of the Chairman was submitted by Dg. Amit Kumar Chakma, MDC. In the first half of the sitting the Deputy Chairman sought the leave of the session for the motion and was granted. In the second half the motion was moved and passed by a vote of 10 by 1 with 7 members making themselves absent.
The Second sitting of the Winter Session will continue the next day.
Kamalanagar, January 11, 2019: Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, MDC, Chakma Autonomous District Council was elected uncontested as Deputy Chairman, CADC. The election was conducted in an emergency session held today.
Earlier, yesterday nomination was filed by Dg. Onish Moy Chakma, MDC besides Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma. However, Dg. Onish Moy Chakma withdrew his nomination leaving Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma as the lone contestant.
Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma was elected to the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council in the MDC General Election held in April 2018. He contested from 5-Kamalanagar North MDC Constituency under sponsorship of the MNF party.
NO.H.11013/4/2010/CADC(L)/72 DISTRICT COUNCIL SECRETARIAT CHAKMA AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT COUNCIL KAMALANAGAR,
Dated Kamalanagar, the 11thJanuary 2019.
As provided under rule 32(2) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc., ) Rules ‘ 2002 and as amended from time to time Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, MDC of Chakma Autonomous District Council is declared elected uncontested as the Deputy Chairman of the 10thChakma Autonomous District Council in an Emergency Session held at 10:30 A.M. today the Eleventh Day of January Two Thousand and Nineteen Anno Domini.
Sd/ (BUDDHA LILA CHAKMA) Chairman Chakma Autonomous District Council Kamalanagar
After due scrutiny of the Nomination Papers of the candidates for the election to the Deputy Chairman of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council to be held on 11/01/2019, the nomination papers for the candidature of the following candidates have been declared as valid :-
Dangu Onish Moy Chakma, MDC
Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, MDC
However, Dangu Onish Moy Chakma, MDC has withdrawn his nomination paper within the stipulated time, thereby making Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, MDC the lone candidate for the election of the Deputy Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council.
Sd/- (BUDDHA LILA CHAKMA) Chairman Chakma Autonomous District Council Kamalanagar
District Council Secretariat
Chakma Autonomous District Council
Dated Kamalanagar, the 14th Dec, 2018
In excercise of powers preferred under Sub-Rule 4 of Rule 33 of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) Rules 2012, and as amended from time to time, Dangu Buddha Lila Chakma, Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council is pleased to summon the Members of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council to sit for its Winter Session commencing from 14th January 2019 (Monday) at 10:30A.M. in the Session Hall of Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar.
All business both official and non-official, meant for the Winter Session should be subitted to the undersigned during office hours on or before 4th January 2019.
(BUDDHA LILA CHAKMA)
Chakma Autonomous District Council
Dated K/Nagar, the 14th Dec., 2019
Kamalanagar, September 17, 2018: The second sitting of CADC’s Monsoon Session held today passed four official resolutions moved in the first sitting held on 14/9/2018 while withdrawing two out of a total of six.
The resolutions that were passed are declaration of Barapansury and Longpuighat as town, making provision for an honorarium of Rs.20,000/- for the members of Town Planning Committee, establishment of Village and Town Police within CADC and filling up of vacant posts and creation and filling up of new posts under Primary and Middle School Education.
The mover of the resolutions, renaming of Chawngte Civil Sub-division and creation of Barapansury RD Block and Longpuighat RD Block, Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya withdrew the resolutions by seeking leave of the Council which was granted by vote.
Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, MDC of the opposition bench availing Rule 46 of the CADC CCB Rule 2002 for personal explanation brought before the Council the matter of transfer and posting of teachers in the mid-term of the current academic session. He further informed the council about some instances of discrepancies in observing formalities with form of recommendation for old age pension.
As provided under Rule 55 (1) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2002 as amended from time to time, I have the honour to circulate herewith the list of business for the First Sitting of the First Monsoon Session of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council, scheduled to be held on 14/09/2018 (Friday) at 10:30 am. in the Session Hall, Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar.
Sd/- BUDDHA LILA CHAKMA
Chakma Autonomous District Council