Pratibha Rai has taken over as the Chairperson of the Darjeeling Municipal Corporation while Sagar Tamang has been elected as the Vice-Chairman.
The former Chairman of the municipal corporation, D.K. Pradhan, had been arrested by the Haryana Police on September 22 of last year for instigating agitation during the revived movement of Gorkhaland’s statehood. He had multiple cases filed against him at the Darjeeling Sadar Police Station and is in judicial custody now.
The voting for the new chairperson was held today, where 30 out of 32 councillors elected Pratibha Rai.