HAFLONG, March 1 - Hill State Demand Council leaders from both Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts blew the election bugle at a rally here on Monday. The rally was organised by the Dima Hasao HSDC coordination committee at Lal field at Haflong.
The HSDC conveners, ex-MP (LS) and ex-CEM KAAC, Dr Jayanta Rongpi and former Minister of the State, Holiram Terang, present MAC Kangjang Terang, KCS general secretary member Sanjay Kiling, CC members � Kesob Terang, Harsing Phura, Mukul Bora, Monjit Karigapsa, SYC secretary Binda Teron, 16-Haflong (ST) LAC candidate and HSDC Dima Hasao Coordination Council convener Mayasing Daulagupu, DWS vice-president Ranu Bathari, DWS CC member Ringmila Hojai, former mouzadar Bhadraman Kemprai, Uttam Sorongpha from Baithalangso and other HSDC members participated in the rally.
The chief guest of the programme, Dr Jayanta Rongpi, special guest Holirang Terang, Mayasing Daulagupu, Uttam Sorongphang who recently joined the HSDC from the BJP camp (Hatikhali) and Kebaro Naiding spoke in the rally.
Holiram pointed out that BJP leaders such as Rajnath Singh and LK Advani could not keep their assurance given during the last election campaign for creation of Hill State (Autonomous State under Article-244 (A).
Dr Rongpi said that Congress has no intention to implement the Hill State demand, which has been proved in its previous several terms of government. Monday�s rally with thousands of participants gave a glimpse of the actual mood of the people when the leaders of Opposition parties like the Congress and BJP have come to a conclusion that the people of Dima Hasao no more want an autonomous State, Rongpi said.
Mayasing Daulagupu said that the creation of a Hill State is must for the protection of boundaries of the district, all-round development, peace and to ensure brotherhood among different communities living in the district.
Chief guest Dr Rongpi and special guest, Holiram Terang released Sainjalee, the quarterly mutilingual magazine.