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Party ticket: Dima Hasao BJP threatens protest

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPOPNDENT

HAFLONG, Dec 16: The Dima Hasao BJP will go for massive agitation if the State BJP fails to select senior and winble leader as the candidature for the forthcoming assembly election to be held during April next year, opined several BJP leaders of Dima Hasao.

Sources said that that Mishan Ranjan Das, vice president, of BJP Assam Pradesh committee and Sawad Mominul Awal, president, Minority Morcha, Assam Pradesh are at Haflong as BJP observer to get opinion from BJP leaders and workers of Dima Hasao in respect of the selection of BJP candidature for the lone 16 (ST) Haflong constituency on Wednesday.

But many BJP leaders opined that this is an eyewash as the state BJP leadership has already selected a me who have recently joined the BJP thereby a sense of foul play is being smelled by the most of the senior leaders and workers of Dima Hasao BJP.

Dilicharan iding, who claimed to be with BJP from 1997, disclosed that the state BJP has taken the same path of Congress in selecting the candidature for the forthcoming Assam assembly election.

He said since he is not being able to give a good amount of money he would be denied the party ticket. “The State BJP should not ignore the leaders who were with the BJP in bad days. Now, what is going on in BJP is that those who can give money are being always welcomed,” he said.

Citing the recent development of BJP in Dima Hasao, he said the district committee is never being informed while joining the leaders from other political parties.

“If the state BJP leadership fails to understand the pulse of the people, the BJP in Dima Hasao will face the same future what happened in Bihar election,” he added.

Malati Langthasa, former vice president of BJP Mahila Morcha said the party ticket should be given to a person who is senior, active and who has winning prospect. She said the state BJP leadership should be cautious enough in selecting candidature otherwise people will go for strong agitation.

Hamjan Langthasa, former District BJP President disclosed that his me was in 4th position in the list of candidature.

He said he requested the observers to select the me for the candidature as per seniority, probability of wining and of course his popularity should also be considered.

More than thousand BJP workers from various part of the district gathered here at Haflong circuit house in connection with the selection me for the party ticket.

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