TURA, April 19 - The East Garo Hills unit of Garo Students� Union, in a press release today, warned the central executive committee of the GSU against holding elections to the Rongjeng unit of the student body. The warning came after the GSU central committee decided to elect new office-bearers at Rongjeng on May 4.
The entire GSU-East Zone refuted the reasons for election put forward by Tengsak G Momin and John Miltu Sangma (president and secretary), asking them not to interfere with the East Zone. The members also added that they did not consider Tengsak and John Miltu Sangma as their leaders anymore.
The central executive committee of the GSU led by Tengsak had announced the dissolution of the Rongjeng unit while setting May 4 as the date for choosing new office-bearers � a move that did not go down well with the GSU-East Garo Hills Zone.
The GSU-East Garo Hills comprises the zonal body along with units at Rongjeng, Songsak, Samanda, Nengkhra, Dobu, Rongmil and Mangsang.
�We don�t consider them as our leaders anymore, nor do we give respect to them. They are just self-proclaimed GSU leaders doing business for their living and for their family members and children,� alleged the group of East Garo Hills leaders of the GSU while terming their proclamation as the president and the secretary as illegal.
�We will not follow the rules of the central executive committee. Moreover, the decision of election to the Rongjeng unit was taken by the GSU-East Zone and fresh elections are scheduled for August this year. So they better stay away as they are no longer GSU to us since we supported the interim body,� added the release.
The GSU leaders warned that if the central executive committee continued to interfere with the issues of the GSU-East Zone, the students of the East Garo Hills would not hesitate to make a further move on the issue.
The release further stated that students of Rongjeng burnt the effigies of Tengsak and John Miltu Sangma as a mark of protest.