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KAAC to be renamed, pact on Nov 25

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Nov 23 � The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) is being rechristened as Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council, even as UPDS leaders called on Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram ahead of the signing of the Accord on Friday.

A delegation of the militant outfit led by its chairman Longdon Sena called on Chidambaram and Joint Secretary (North-east) Shambhu Singh in what was described as a courtesy call. The accord is scheduled to be signed in presence of the Home Minister and Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi.

Sources said that the KAAC is likely to be dissolved and a new territorial council would replace it. The Centre has armed the territorial council with more powers empowering it with additional government departments. The election to the new territorial council is scheduled to be held in January.

The Centre has somehow managed to resolve the deadlock over the demand for immediate dissolution of the existing council, replacing it with a neutral council, under whose supervision the elections were to be held. The Congress-ruled autonomous council was reluctant to dissolve the existing council leading to fresh uncertainty.

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KAAC to be renamed, pact on Nov 25

NEW DELHI, Nov 23 � The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) is being rechristened as Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council, even as UPDS leaders called on Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram ahead of the signing of the Accord on Friday.

A delegation of the militant outfit led by its chairman Longdon Sena called on Chidambaram and Joint Secretary (North-east) Shambhu Singh in what was described as a courtesy call. The accord is scheduled to be signed in presence of the Home Minister and Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi.

Sources said that the KAAC is likely to be dissolved and a new territorial council would replace it. The Centre has armed the territorial council with more powers empowering it with additional government departments. The election to the new territorial council is scheduled to be held in January.

The Centre has somehow managed to resolve the deadlock over the demand for immediate dissolution of the existing council, replacing it with a neutral council, under whose supervision the elections were to be held. The Congress-ruled autonomous council was reluctant to dissolve the existing council leading to fresh uncertainty.