TURA, Feb 20 � The Joint Opposition Alliance (JOA), a conglomeration of political parties and NGOs of Garo Hills met here recently to reiterate their opposition to the extension of the term of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC). Terming the extension as unconstitutional, the meeting was held to draw up a road map for protests against the extension.
The meeting held on February 14 was headed by former Rajya Sabha MP Thomas A Sangma and was attended by NPP, UDP, BJP, and NGOs � AAYF, AYWO and GHSMC.
�We unanimously resolved to continue the protests against the unconstitutional extension of the GHADC term. We demand the immediate dissolution of the present Executive Committee of the GHADC and also demand the holding of immediate elections to GHADC�, said Augustine Marak, member secretary of the JOA in a press release.