Buddha Lila Chakma, a Congress Member of District Council was on 4th May elected as the new Chairman of the Chakma Autonomous District Council in an election conducted among the 19 newly elected MDCs.
A session of the 10th CADC was summoned on 4th May to conduct the election. The Governor appointed Hiranand Tongchangya, BJP MDC, as Protem Chairman to conduct the session for election of the Chairman.
Buddha Lila Chakma was the projected candidate of the United Legislature Party (ULP) formed between the MDCs of the INC party and the BJP. The ULP was formed following a hung council caused due to the 10th CADC general election producing a fractured mandate with the MNF party securing 8 seats, the INC 6 seats and the BJP 5 seats.
The MNF party fielded H. Amaresh Chakma, MDC, as their candidate who secured 8 votes against 10 secured by the ULP candidate. The election was conducted by secret ballot.
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