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Cong stakes claim to form NCHAC

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 12 - As many as 17 elected members of the NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) today met Governor PC Acharya and staked claim to form the new Congress-led executive Council of the hill district.

The NCHAC members were accompanied by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Anjan Dutta and Congress MP from Silchar, Sushmita Dev.

The members in a written request to the Governor said that the present Council headed by Niranjan Hojai has miserably failed to govern the Council and all the developmental works have come to a standstill much to the woes of the general public.

The members also alleged that the inefficient and dictatorial leadership of the head of the Council has led to bad governance, including non-payment of salaries to Council members under the normal sector since the last seven months.

�We have lost confidence in Hojai and collectively decided to withdraw our support to the present council and move a no confidence motion by withdrawal of support of 17 members out of 30 member council. We therefore request you to take necessary action for convening an urgent session for non confidence motion against Hojai so that the new executive council could be formed,� the statement added.

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