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Cong members join BJP in Mizo dist council

 AIZAWL, June 21 - All the 20 Congress members in the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) have joined the BJP which is set to form its next executive committee, MADC officials said at Siaha in south Mizoram today.

The 25-member MADC is one of the three autonomous district councils of Mizoram.

MADC Chief Executive Member N Zakhai wrote to Council Chairman H Sahlo on Thursday that the 20-member Congress legislature party merged with the BJP, which had two members in the Council.

Zakhai said the CLP made the decision on Wednesday after the Central Government promised to amend the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution to give more autonomy and direct funding to autonomous district councils. – PTI

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