FROM A CORRESPONDENT
HAFLONG, April 18: Former Chief Minister Sri Prafulla Kumar Mahanta along with his wife Smt Jayasree Goswami Mahanta and two sons visited Haflong on Thursday. Mahanta reached Haflong on Thursday and spent the night at Haflong Circuit house where he met most of the senior AGP leaders of the district. On Friday he along with his family members visited the house of late Arun Chandra Haflongbar, former Chief Executive Member of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council, who died on February 25 last. He met late Haflongbar's wife Smt Nila Haflongbar and talked with her for several minutes.
Late Haflongbar's wife Smt Nila Haflongbar felicitated Mahanta and Smt Jayasree Goswami Mahanta with traditiol Dimasa 'risa' and 'ribu'( mekhela) respectively.
During discussion Mahanta recalled his close and friendly relationship with the Haflongbar family and said that he was familiar to Dima Hasao right from 80's. It may be mentioned that during the tenure of Sri Mahanta as the Chief Minister of Assam, the district of N C Hills (now Dima Hasao) got Maibang Sub-Division, Blocks etc. Later he visited the house of Late I. Jeme, a prominent Jeme leader and the party candidate for the last Assembly elections at Lodi village near Haflong. Earlier, Sri Mahanta family paid flora tribute to the memorial of late Haflongbar along with other AGP leaders of the district.