In a new precedence of sorts, the BJP is set to rule the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in Mizoram with the support of six Congress members.
The support came about after the election threw a fractured mandate.
This was confirmed by BJP sources too.
The CADC is an autonomous council for ethnic Chakma people living in South-Western Mizoram bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar.
It is indeed an interesting political development that the two arch rivals have joined hands.
The BJP leader said the saffron party, with five members in the CADC, would head the district council formed under the sixth schedule of the Constitution in 1972.
Later, the party leadership agreed to the tie-up after the six Congress members decided to join the coalition, the United Legislature party (ULP), as individual members leaving their party identity behind, the BJP leader said.
The Council exercises legislative, executive and judicial powers over allotted departments within the territory of CADC.>