Members of tribal district council take oath in Tripura

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Khumlwung (Tripura), May 19 (ANI): The newly elected members of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council took oath at Khumlwung on Tuesday.

27 members including three women were administered the official oath by the State's Law Secretary Swapan Chandra Das in the presence of the Chief Executive Officer Kumar Alok at the headquarters of Autonomous District Council (ADC).

Ranjit Debbarma, who was re-nominated as the Chief Executive Member for the third time, said that he has asked both the State government as well as the Centre for more power to the district council including direct funding by New Delhi.

"We demand more power including direct funding to the ADC (Autonomous District Council) and had asked both the state as well as the Centre for more power and funds through different schemes to the ADC," said Ranjit Debbarma.

"This time our priority shall be to maintain the prevailing peaceful condition in the State and maintain the pace of development activities going on throughout the State," noted Radhacharan Debbarma, a Cabinet member.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI -M)) led Left Front created electoral history by winning all the 27 seats that went to polls in Tripura on May 3. (ANI)

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