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UDP to contest all 29 GHADC seats

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, July 22 - Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) in Meghalaya said they will put up candidates in all the 29 seats in the forthcoming election to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) scheduled to be held on October 9.

The decision was taken at a marathon five-hour meeting of the party�s central executive committee here on Monday.

�We have decided to put up candidates in all the 29 seats in the upcoming election to the GHADC,� Secretary in-charge Garo Hills region, Arun N Marak, told reporters after the meeting.

The decision will be finalised with the president in-charge of the UDP in Garo Hills, BG Momin, who could not make it to the meeting in view of a roadblock in Assam, he said.

The elections to the GHADC was due in 2014 but was put on hold by the Congress-led Government hoping that the Council could accommodate former militant leaders and tribal chiefs among the members as per the agreement signed with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. � PTI

NSCN(IM) cadre held in Manipur

Imphal, July 22 - Troops of Red Shield division of Indian Army apprehended a cadre of NSCN(IM) at Thonglang Akutpa village in Manipur�s Senapati district, a Defence release said. A 9 mm pistol with three live rounds and Rs 3 lakh in cash were seized from the possession of the arrested ultra. � PTI

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UDP to contest all 29 GHADC seats

SHILLONG, July 22 - Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) in Meghalaya said they will put up candidates in all the 29 seats in the forthcoming election to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) scheduled to be held on October 9.

The decision was taken at a marathon five-hour meeting of the party�s central executive committee here on Monday.

�We have decided to put up candidates in all the 29 seats in the upcoming election to the GHADC,� Secretary in-charge Garo Hills region, Arun N Marak, told reporters after the meeting.

The decision will be finalised with the president in-charge of the UDP in Garo Hills, BG Momin, who could not make it to the meeting in view of a roadblock in Assam, he said.

The elections to the GHADC was due in 2014 but was put on hold by the Congress-led Government hoping that the Council could accommodate former militant leaders and tribal chiefs among the members as per the agreement signed with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. � PTI

NSCN(IM) cadre held in Manipur

Imphal, July 22 - Troops of Red Shield division of Indian Army apprehended a cadre of NSCN(IM) at Thonglang Akutpa village in Manipur�s Senapati district, a Defence release said. A 9 mm pistol with three live rounds and Rs 3 lakh in cash were seized from the possession of the arrested ultra. � PTI