Monday, September 14, 2009

Chandrakanta Barua elected Chairman of Dibrugarh Municipal Board (DMB)

DIBRUGARH, Sept 14: Chandrakanta Barua has been chosen as the Chairman of Dibrugarh Municipal Board (DMB) for a period of two-and-a half years. Nityananda Phukon will occupy the chair for the remaining period of the five-year term after him.

Barua is the Commissioner of ward no. 6 of Dibrugarh municipal area, while Phukon is the Commissioner of ward no. 5.

Meanwhile, Rampatlal Verma has been elected as the Vice-Chairman.
The decisions were made during a closed-door meeting held at the Circuit House here today. The Water Resources Minister, Prithibi Majhi, secretary of Asom Pradesh Congress Committee, Ankur Dutta, president of Dibrugarh District Congress Committee, Dr Jayanta Kumar Gogoi, and former Dibrugarh MLA Dr Kalyan Kumar Gogoi were present on the occasion.

There are twenty-two wards in Dibrugarh municipality. In the elections held on July 31, Congress emerged winner in sixteen wards while BJP and AGP captured four and one seat respectively. An independent candidate was the winner in the remaining single seat. As per a district administration notification, the new body along with the Chairman should take office by September 15.

While speaking to The Sentinel, Chandrakanta Barua said that, his effort would be put into place a clean and corruption free municipal administrative system. He further stated that, his other priorities would be to bring in funds for the improvement of the streets and drains besides providing street lights. Barua said that, he would keep people’s interests above all.
The new body will take the oath of office tomorrow. THE SENTINEL

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