Aizawl, March 1: The newly elected Councillors of Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) were administered oath by Aizawl District Magistrate Pu R. Lalramnghaka, IAS at a function held at the Board of Councillors, AMC Office.
At the function Ward I Councillor Pu Lalrinenga Sailo was elected as the Mayor while Ward XII Councillor Pu R. Thanglura was elected as Deputy Mayor.
The new Mayor nominated 4 Councillors as Executive Councillors. They are – Ward II Councillor Pu Lalringliana; Ward IV Councillor Pu Laltlanzova Khiangte; Ward IX Councillor Pi B. Lalawmpuii and Ward XI Councillor Pu H. Zonunsanga.
In the recently held AMC elections, the ruling MNF won 11 seats, ZPM won 6 seats and INC won 2 seats.
33 per cent of seats are reserved for women i.e. 6 seats; 2 women candidates won from general seats taking the number of women Councillors of Aizawl Municipal Corporation in the 19 member Corporation to 8.
Today’s swearing-in function of the Councillors was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Pu Tawnluia, who holds the Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation portfolio and other senior Ministers including Health Minister Dr R. Lalthangliana.