KAAC election: KERUF express displeasure after being denied BJP ticket
Diphu, May 22 (EMN): Six armed organisations under the banner of Karbi Ex-Revolutionary United Forum (KERUF) that signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) with the state and central government last year expressed their displeasure after they were denied BJP tickets for the upcoming Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) election and termed it as a conspiracy not to implement the peace agreement of 2021.
KERUF sought BJP tickets for seven Member of Autonomous Council (MAC) constituencies in the twin hill districts of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong.
The candidates seeking BJP tickets are former chairman KLNLF, Prodip Terang from Duarbagori MAC constituency; former defense secretary of KLNLF Songja Timung from Nilip MAC constituency; former finance secretary KLNLF, Riso Tokbi from Borjan MAC constituency; former general secretary KLNLF, Rupsing Teron from Phuloni MAC constituency; former publicity secretary KLNLF, Rijak Dera from Howgraghat and Korkhanti MAC constituencies and former general secretary UPLA Longki Bey from Langpher MAC constituency.
In a press release issued by the forum, it stated, “We express our displeasure as none of our six candidates’ names were found in the list during the announcement of names of contesting candidates by president of BJP Assam Pradesh Committee, Bhubesh Kalita on Saturday. It shows that it is a deep conspiracy not to implement the peace agreement of 2021”.
It may be mentioned that the six armed organisations — Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK), three factions of Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) and United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA) — signed an MoS to end the armed struggle in the twin hill districts of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong on September 4, 2021 and joined the BJP party.