Aizawl Municipal Council stares power change

Zarzoliana had attained power in July last year after 10 council members voted against the then incumbent C T Zakhuma.

By: Express News Service | Aizawl | Updated: February 6, 2015 7:56 pm

Just half a year after power changed hands at the Aizawl Municipal Council (AMC), the body that looks after Mizoram’s capital city region is staring at another change.

Seven councillors on Friday submitted to Aizawl Deputy Commissioner Dr Franklin Laltinkhuma that current CEO Zarzoliana no longer has support from a majority of all 19 elected members.

Zarzoliana had attained power in July last year after 10 council members voted against the then incumbent C T Zakhuma.

The former CEO had led a wafer-thin coalition majority of five members each from the Congress and the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) against a coalition of five Mizo National Front and four Mizoram People’s Conference council members.

Friday’s submission by seven councillors against Zarzoliana follows the signing of an agreement between the Congress and the MPC, which sits in the MNF-led opposition in the state assembly. The ZNP has no MLAs.

The AMC was set-up in 2008 and the first elections to it were held in 2010. One set of councillors’ term is for five years.

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