Popular Congress leader Kali Kumar Tongchangya has won the case in Gauhati High Court in which his uncontested win of Member of District Council (MDC) seat in the Chakma Autonomous District Council elections held in April this year was challenged by his opponent from MNF party. The Aizawl bench of the High Court dismissed Sumir Tongchangya’s petition recently.
The HC has vacated its earlier stay order, eventually deciding in favour of KK Tongchangya, who is a former Chief Executive Member of CADC.
“KK Tongchangya… took oath as MDC today following vacation of its interim order and dismissal of the writ petition against the declaration of the Returning Officer”, a press release from CADC government said on 26th June.
Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai Pu. N. Chakkai came down from Lawngtlai and conducted the administration of oath to Mr Tongchangya as per the judgment of the High Court.
Kali Kumar Tongchangya was declared MDC uncontested by the Returning Officer when the nominations paper of Sumir Tongchangya, his only opponent, was rejected on the ground that the nomination paper was seconded by a government employee of CADC.
Sumir Tongchongya aggrieved by the decision filed a writ petition with the Guwahati High Court, Aizawl Bench and stay was ordered by the court on 10th April till further hearing.
The case was heard on 19th June and judgment was pronounced on 22nd June.
With the case of Kali Kumar Tongchangya disposed the Congress’ tally of its MDCs in the 20 Member strong council stands at 7 while that of the MNF at 8 and the BJP at 5.
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