ACKHSA lauds Mihir Kanti Shome
Silchar, May 22: In the recent Assam assembly elections, BJP had the last laugh. Mihir Kanti Shome emerged victorious in Udharbond constituency. His success was lauded by the members of All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA). It was stated in a press-note issued to The Sentinel by ACKHSA. It was stated that Mihir Kanti Shome had been supporting ACKHSA from the very beginning in the association’s decade-long movement for establishing a university in Barak Valley. Assam University is the result of a series of protests and movements staged by ACKHSA.
Mihir Kanti Shome contested from Udharbond constituency and defeated Congress candidate Ajit Singh, who is considered as a heavyweight leader of the party, by a margin of 8606 votes. Ajit Singh has been on a winning spree since 1998. It should be mentioned here that after Independence, Congress have lost this seat for the second time. This defeat comes after 1985 assembly elections when Jaganth Singh lost the battle. This time it was his successor, Ajit Singh.
Shome has actively tried to keep students and youngsters from Udharbond, Salganga, Kumbhirgram and the tea belt regions remain united and work as a unit. In 1986, he was the secretary of the central committee of ACKHSA and he took an active part in ACKHSA’s Biman Rukho Andolan for which he had been arrested by the police and kept in jail for a week. On April 9, 1986, ACKHSA under an able leadership of Mihir Kanti Shome, called for a bandh for protesting against police firing that took place on April 5, at the Silchar railway station.
The members and workers of ACKHSA said that Mihir Kanti Shome would speak on the various burning issues being faced by the valley, in the Legislative Assembly. They showered him with congratulatory notes and wished him all the luck in his various endeavours.
Among others who were present on the occasion include Dilip Baidyakar, convener, Sabir Ahmed Laskar, convener, Biswajit Deb, advisor of ACKHSA, Rupam ndi Purkayastha, advisor and former president of ACKHSA, Rajiv Paul, convener, central committee, and convener Subroto Das, ACKHSA.