Major setback for BJP ahead of Assembly polls, election for new CEM to be held on February 11
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Haflong, Feb 11: After a lot of speculations, Congress once again set to form government in NC Hills Autonomous Council as 15 MACs from Congress voted out Niranjan Hojai led BJP government in the NCHAC during the special session of the council on Thursday.
The BJP led by Niranjan Hojai during October, 2015 formed the council with some MACs in its fold but within a period of three months the BJP MACs again joined the Congress paving the way for formation of council by Congress in NCHAC. The sixteen MACs of Congress earlier on January 12 met the Governor to apprise him that the then Chief Executive Member Niranjan Hojai had lost the confidence of majority MACs and sought for moving no confidence motion against CEM Hojai. Accordingly the Governor had directed the Chairman of the NCHAC to fix January 29 for the session but on the eve of session the then chairman Subrata Thaosen resigned and Ngamrothang Hmar was elected unopposed as the Chairman on Feb 3.
Following the Congress members approached the Governor, he directed the chairman to fix February 11 for special session wherein no trust motion was to be moved. The then CEM Hojai tendered his resigtion on Thursday, Chairman informed the house wherein 15 MACs from Congress were present but none from BJP was present.
In the session Debojeet Thaosen sought permission to move the no trust against CEM Hojai as he has only tendered his resigtion and still he was the CEM.
When Chairman granted permission, no trust motion was moved and was supported by all the 15 congress members and won the motion.
As the then CEM was voted out there has been rule that CEM should be elected within 48 hours therefore tomorrow nomition paper would be collected and on February 13, election for the new CEM would be held.