Aizawl: Sitting Chakma council member Lakhi Dhan Chakma of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) was elected unopposed as the deputy chairman of the council during a session on Tuesday,  official sources said.

The deputy chairman post has been lying vacant since the resignation of incumbent Anil Kanti Chakma on October 4, the sources said. Lakhi Dhan Chakma was elected from Longpuighat constituency in the last council polls.

The Chairman, before dismissing the Session, read out the notification of the Governor dated October 1 setting aside the order of the Chairman issued on September 20 to disqualify Rasik Mohan Chakma for a period of 5 years while expressing deep regret for the action so taken without any merit and tendered apology for the unnecessary harm so caused. 

He has attributed the cause for such an unwarranted move to a situation triggered by the then political crisis. The CADC was created in 1972 for the Chakma tribals living in southwestern part of Mizoram. Its headquarters is located at Chawngte (Kamalanagar) in south Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.

All the 20 members in the council now belong to MNF.

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