N Cachar Council goes to polls on Nov 26 and Dec 1

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Guwahati, Oct 23 (UNI): The Assam Government has announced polling of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council, which is now administered by the state Governor, on November 26 and December 1.

The election to the 40-member district council was postponed following the gruesome killing of the then Chief Executive Member Purendu Langthasa along with another executive member on June 4 by the Dimasa rebels.

Although, the dates of voting announced last night, the date of counting is yet to be announced, official sources here said today.

With the announcement of polling, a sudden spurt of political activities could be seen in the trouble torn district after five months of speculation of poll date since the killing.

Since the murder of the top executive, the district council's administration is looked after by the Assam Governor.

The election was delayed due to law and order situation, said Governor Lt Gen Ajay Singh.

"We were waiting for this announcement", he said refuting reports that he was having serious differences with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the delay in holding the election to the council.

"There is no such thing", he said while talking to mediapersons at Raj Bhawan.

The Congress, which had been ruling the district council for past three occasions is once again in the front runner although the BJP and a regional organisation, Autonomous State Demand Committee(ASDC), had geared up to show their presence.

The main regional party, the AGP has no presence in the hills.

UNI

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