MANGALDAI, April 5 � Pratap Bordoloi, newly-elected commissioner of Ward No. 10 of the ruling Congress was on Saturday sworn in as the 19th chairman of the Mangaldai Municipal Board which was formed way back in 1957. Jinkul Ali who was elected as an independent candidate from Ward No. 8 was sworn in as the 17th vice-chairman of the board. Independent candidate Jinkul Ali had played a crucial role while extending his support to the Congress to form the new board after the ruling party of the State failed to achieve absolute majority in the last civic poll.
In the ten-member board, the Congress won five wards while BJP captured three followed by two wards won by independent candidates.
Meanwhile, along with the chairman and vice-chairman, all the newly-elected ward commissioners took their oath in a function held at the Deputy Commissioner�s conference hall where unlike on previous occasions, media was not invited for reasons best known to the district administration.