Haflong June 9 - Debojeet Thaosen today resigned from the post of the Chief Executive Member of the NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) nearly an hour before the no-confidence motion was scheduled to be moved against him. Thaosen submitted his resignation to the Governor-appointed Pro-tem Chairman Suanthangjem Hrangkhol at 10.10 am this morning.
TThe session had been convened by the Governor after the majority of the Council members had called for a no-confidence motion against the CEM. Earlier on June 6, Chairman Ngamrothang Hmar had submitted his resignation to the House.
After the Pro-tem Chairman announced Thaosen�s resignation, MACs like Samuel Changsan, Niranjan Hojai, Prakanta Warisa, Kulendra Daolagupu and others expressed concern over what they called �delaying tactics� and asserted that the Anti-defection Bill must be brought in by amending the Constitution of the Sixth Schedule. They said a delegation of MACs should also approach the Centre in this regard.
The Autonomous Council has been in an unstable state since October 15 last, resulting in a lot of difficulties for the people of Dima Hasao. Because of this instability, the employees of NCHAC are yet to get their salaries for last several months.
Mission Ranjan Das, former MLA and BJP in-charge of Dima Hasao, talking to the media said that the BJP now enjoys over two-thirds majority in the Council. He said the party is yet to select the parliamentary leader, but hinted that whoever has the majority support would be elevated to the post.