From a Correspondent
DIPHU, June 23: Putting an end to all speculation and demolishing the citadel of the Congress in the Hill district, the Congress party ruled Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief Tuliram Ronghang with other 17 elected and nomited MACs formally joined in BJP party in Karbi Anglong on Thursday.
In a jam-packed joining ceremony at the BJP party office, the Congress MACs under the leadership of Tuliram Ronghang, Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) joined the saffron party formally in presence of Vijoy Gupta, secretary, BJP, Assam, Sum Ronghang, MLA, Diphu, Joyram Engleng, MLA, Howraghat, Dr. Numol Momin, MLA, Bokajan, Longki Phangcho, president , BJP Karbi Anglong District, Arun Terang, president ,BJP ,West Karbi Anglong district and in presence of large gathering of people from across the district.
The Congress MACs who joined the BJP party under the leadership of Tuliram Ronghang are Bidyasing Rongpi, Dhonsing Kro, Rupsing Teron, Longki Timung, Jivan Chandra Pathak, D. Uphing Maslai, Prodip Difusa, Prodip Sigr, Surya Rongphar, Kache Rongpipi, Mongalsing Timung, Bidyasing Tokbi , Prodip Rongpi and the nomited MACs who joined the BJP party are Aton Sangma , Mahesh Chouhan, Chandra Tamang and Gulap Surin.
Speaking on the occasion and addressing the BJP workers after joining the BJP, Tuliram Ronghang said that there was a wave of ‘change’ in the country and the country was marching ahead under the noble and dymic leadership of Prime Minister rendra Modi and in the State also the wave of change was gaining momentum under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal. Hence the people of the hill district also wanted a change – a change of development in every sphere in the hill district. The other BJP leaders also spoke on the occasion and assured all possible help to make the district the best district in the country.
The three MACs and the loyalist of former minister Khorsing Engti who did not join the saffron party are Ashok Teron, the minister’s wife Premola Beypi and minister’s sister Alice Engtipi.