DIPHU, Jan 14 - The election scene is warming up in Karbi Anglong. Along with the ruling Congress party, the saffron party has also intensified its campaign. Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief convener of the BJP�s election campaign team here lambasted the ruling Congress and the local Congress leaders of Karbi Anglong at a party workers meeting here on Monday.
Addressing the BJP workers meet organized by the Lumbajong and Langsomapi block units, the former Health Minister accused the Congress of betraying the poor tribal people of this hilly backward region. He said, �the Congress has duped the people of the hills for the last 60 years in the name of giving full autonomy. This party has always stage-managed gimmicks before the elections by submitting memorandums at Delhi or making luxurious trips to the nation�s capital naming them as an agitation for an autonomous State�.
He said that due to his personal efforts, special TET examination for Karbi Anglong was held and work for the medical college could be started and all along the local MP Biren Sing Engti preferred to snooze in Parliament. The BJP promises full-fledged autonomy for Karbi Anglong, including direct funding and a separate university and state-of the art infrastructure within 5 years which Congress has failed to deliver in 60 years�, he said.