From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, May 5: The president of BTC region of Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Triven Sangma has demanded to be chosen nomited member in the BTC Legislative Assembly. He claimed that he had support of 10 organizations, including Garo Sahitya Sabha, to become the representative of the Garo community in BTC as no one from their community had been elected in the recently concluded BTC elections.
On May 1, the faction of Garo Students’ Union and Garo tiol Co-ordition Committee (GNCC) met at Kumguri LP School and discussed to select a representative as nomited member of the unrepresented communities in BTCLA. The meeting opposed the selection of GSU president Triven Sangma as nomited member for BTC. Regarding the selection procedure of nomited member from Garo community residing in BTC area, the All Garo Students’ Union (GSU) faces tough situation and is likely to face split within the union. Some leaders of the GSU, including advisers of the students’ union, have decided to expel its BTC regiol president Triven Sangma and secretary Ashok Kumar Marak alleging their involvement in anti-organizatiol activities and ‘betraying’ the Garo community in the BTC region.
BTC region GSU president Triven Sangma, while reacting to the allegation of a section of leaders, organized a press conference which was convened in presence of leaders of 10 Garo organizations, including Garo Sahitya Sabha members, at Kokrajhar Sahitya Sabha Bhavan on Tuesday.
Denying the allegation, Sangma said, “There is no such option in the constitution of the GSU that anyone can expel their leaders keeping them in the dark.” He said that his expulsion was biased and action would be taken against those who violated the GSU constitution.
The Garo Sahitya Sabha leaders opined that they had supported the BPF in the BTC and appealed the BPF to nomite BTC region GSU president Triven Sangma as their representative for the development of the Garos residing in BTC.