Garo National Council
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The Garo National Council is a political party in Meghalaya in northeastern India. Founded by Clifford R. Marak, the party fights for the creation a new state Garoland of a Garo-majority state, to be carved out of three districts of Meghalaya, West Garo Hills, East Garo Hills, and South Garo Hills. The Garoland demand of GNC is different from that of the separatist guerrilla Achik National Volunteer Council. ANVC also demands that parts of Assam ought to be part of Garoland.
GNC won one seat in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council elections in 2002.
In the state assembly elections in Meghalaya of 2003, GNC had put up seven candidates, whom together received 8,483 votes.
Marak, the only GNC MLA in the state legislature, died on 1 March 2015 of liver and kidney disease.
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