Imphal: Dinganglung Gangmei (Dipu) of Nungba constituency in Manipur’s Tamenglong district has been elected as the new chairman of Hill Areas Committee (HAC) in Manipur on Monday.

Though the election of the HAC chairman is scheduled on Tuesday, the news was broken by Henglep AC MLA Letzamang Haokip on the microblogging site Twitter.

“Congratulations @d_gangmei (Retd.IAS) hon’ble MLA Nungba (ST) AC elected as the new Hill Area Committee (HAC) chairman,” wrote MLA Haokip on his twitter handle.

MLA Leishiyo Keishing of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) was the former HAC chairman.

It may be noted that Governor La Ganesan has fixed the time and date for holding election to the office of the HAC chairman of the Manipur Legislative Assembly on Tuesday (April 12).

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Rule (5) of Rule 219 of the Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Letpao Haokip, member of HAC, has been appointed to preside over the meeting for the election to the office of the chairman, Hill Areas Committee of the Manipur Legislative Assembly,” said Governor Ganesan in an order.

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