KOKRAJHAR, April 28 � The newly-elected BTC members led by BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary formally took oath at the beginning of the third session today.
All the 40 MCLAs, led by Hagrama Mohilary, took oath of office and secrecy which was administered by Protem Speaker Nerson Boro.
Others who took oath were all the seven members of the Peoples Coordination for Democratic Rights (PCDR), seven members of Janagosthiya Oikya Mancha (JOM) and four belonging to the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).
The lone BJP member also took the oath including an independent member. The House later elected unanimously, BPF party MCLA Tridip Daimary as the Speaker of the Council and Nerson Boro as the Deputy Speaker.
Later talking to mediapersons, president of seven-members PCDR legislative committee Rwngwra Narzary, MCLA from the Kajalgaon BTC constituency vowed to take up a strong and unified role with other MCLAs, as the Opposition in the Council to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the people.
Meanwhile, the Opposition MCLAs comprising 19 members submitted a memorandum to the BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary today seeking formation of the Territorial Council Level Coordination Committee (TCLLC) and Village Council Development Committee (VCDC) in the grassroots level for ushering in good governance. They also demanded that elected members should be given the right to head the Territorial Council Level Coordination Committee (TCLCC) as the chairman in their respective constituencies.
Accepting the memorandum, Mohilary assured that he will take up the issue with the principal secretary of the BTC and other officials concerned. He also expressed the hope that the Council administration will see good governance through constructive role from Oppositions in the House.