DIPHU, April 12:Former executive member (EM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Ratan Engti and former chairman of Diphu Town Committee (DTC), Daniel Engti accompanied by a large number of followers joined Congress in a public meeting at Dolamara in Duarbagori on Friday.
Welcoming them to the party, Congress candidate and sitting MP Biren Singh Engti said, “I will stand for the people of the three hill districts in solving their problems. CEM Tuliram Ronghang led KAAC has constructed on only 3 km road from Dolamara Forest Range. It has benefited only for the stone crushers and quarries operated.”
Earlier, former EM Ratan Engti, who returned to Congress after a stint of five years in the saffron party, said, “What I am disappointed is that the BJP have not fulfilled the 10 promises made in 2014 Lok Sabha election in this five years. BJP has no room for senior members and leaders and it is only about control by the elected members of KAAC even at the party level. Another dangerous thing with the BJP is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the introduction of Uniform Civil Code, which will impact the hill tribe people who will lose their culture, language and customs. Given all these reasons I have quit BJP and come back to the Congress.”
The meeting was attended by Nilip Block Congress Committee president, Rajen Ingti and Duarbagori Mandal Congress Committee president Rensing Teron and former EM Surjya Rongphar, KADC secretary Suren Singnar and KADMCC president Kasang Terangpi.