Cong, PAPA candidates in straight fights

 DIPHU, Dec 25 – As the 11th KAAC election is nearing, election fever has gripped the hill district of Karbi Anglong. Basically the Howraghat MAC seat which is considered very important and prestigious seat under Howraghat legislative Assembly constituency, the political scenario has changed suddenly.

It may be mentioned here that a serious mediation meeting was held at Howraghat last night between the PAPA and Bodo Steering Committee on poll prospects. After long discussion, a significant development came in the form of an alliance agreement between the two parties. Both the organizations have decided to fight against the Congress candidate Premala Beypi, wife of Assam HAD Minister Kharsing Engti from Howraghat.

On the other hand, Tarendra Brahma who has already completed two terms coalition with the Congress led KAAC body, breaks up the decades long relationship this time with the Congress and decided to fight against his closest intimate Minister Kharsing Engti’s wife Premala Beypi from Howraghat MAC seat.

To capture the Howraghat MAC seat from Congress, a number of social and political organizations including PAPA have assembled under one roof today. It may be mentioned here that after the declaration of support was out last night by the PAPA to the candidate placed by Bodo Steering Committee at Howraghat MAC constituency, Bodo Congress workers including presidents and secretaries of Mondal Congress Committee (MCC) and Primary Congress Committee (PCC), Howraghat Tiniali resigned from their respective posts today.

While inaugurating the election booth at Howraghat today, Tarendra Brahma, EM, KAAC said that respecting the demand of public he decided to fight from Howraghat MAC constituency and his winning is confirmed, he added. But he denied replying while he was questioned the cause of breaking of the ten years long coalition with the Congress.

It is worth mentioning here that Bodo organizations were considered as trusted organizations for the Congress since last several decades. On the other hand, during the 14 years tenure of ASDC-CPI (ML), no political party could capture Howraghat MAC seat from the clutch of Kharsing Engti.

But this time, what role to be displayed by the Congress for the Howraghat seat, the time only will tell. During the election booth inaugural meeting, senior leaders of different community including leaders of PAPA and Sarat Brahma candidate of Langhi Tiniali took part.

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