CADC elections: MNF complains against KK Tongchangya’s ‘uncontested win’

The Mizo National Front has contested the uncontested win of Congress party candidate from 18-Fultuli MDC constituency, Kali Kumar Tongchangya, in the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in southern Mizoram.

The Kamalanagar Times has earlier reported that KK Tongchangya, a veteran Congress leader and former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of CADC, has been declared winner after candidature of his lone opponent from the MNF was rejected due to alleged flaws in the nomination papers. Samir Tongchangya, the MNF candidate, was disqualified by the Returning Officer during scrutiny of his nomination papers on 5th April after it was found that his proposer was an alleged government employee.

The BJP did not field any candidate in Fultuli seat in the tri-party contest.

However, the Legal Board of the MNF yesterday challenged the rejection of the nomination of the MNF Candidate Samir Tongchangya.

In a petition to L Tochhawng, State Election Commissioner (SEC), the MNF’s Legal Board Chiarman J Lalremruata Hmar said Returning Officer Cum Lawngtlai Deputy Commissioner rejected the MNF candidate’s nomination without following the rules.

Sources said, the Returning Officer, N Chakhai has already issued Certificate of Election to KK Tongchangya, the winning candidate of the Congress on 6th April.

The MNF appealed to the SEC to revoke the decision of the Returning Officer and ensure free and fair elections in the CADC.

The CADC is going to polls on 20th April and counting of votes will take place on 24th April.

There are a total of 30,565 voters including 15,087 women voters in the Chakma Council.


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