DIPHU, May 3: The negative result of this assembly election is not going to deter the spirit of the Autonomous State movement led by Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC)and its frontier organisations and the movement will be continued till the aspirations of the people are fulfilled come what may,” ASDC in-charge president Daniel Teron said here on Monday.
“The ASDC has expressed its gratitude towards all the people who have voted for the party and it further looks forward for their helping hands in the coming days, in any kind of situation whether it is rain or sunshine”, Teron said.
“We have accepted the verdict given by the people with outmost respect, But, in this election it is important to mention that money and administration power of the ruling party play an important role in molding the minds of the people,” he said.
Teron also said, it was the refusal of the congress and the arrogant attitude of some more anti BJP elements to have electoral understanding with ASDC which propelled BJP to score victory in Karbi Anglong. We have stated in our earlier press conference that if there is no electoral understanding among anti-BJP elements it would be difficult to defeat them. We have also stated that ASDC may not win without electoral understanding with other parties and that Congress will score zero and this is exactly what happened. In the last council election also we had said the same thing to Congress,” Teron also said.
Moreover, Teron also mentioned the All Party Hill Leaders Conference (APHLC) and said that the vote got by APHLC is not permanent vote and their recent trend in the election can be described as a fluke success. It is a new party in Karbi Anglong in the present context without any principle and ideology. It does not have specific programmes or policies. Its demands are not democratic and are not in the line with international law. It is also a fact that APHLC had betrayed Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao on the Autonomous State issue along with Congress-I in 1969 during the creation of Meghalaya,” he said.
While asked about the unification among the regional party in the coming days, Teron said we are always open to alliances and collaborations among the regional parties in order to uproot BJP from Karbi Anglong.