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Karbi Anglong: ASDC submits memorandum to Assam CM

By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Apr 18, 2022 10:10 pm
ASDC leaders briefing the media at ASDC office in Diphu on Monday. (EM Images)

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Diphu, April 18 (EMN): During the visit  of Assam chief minister, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma to Diphu, a three-member delegation of the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) submitted a memorandum to the CM on the three main points of – autonomous state, eco-sensitive zone and inter-state border issue on April 16.

This was informed to the media by party president, Chandra Kanta Terang during a press conference held at ASDC central committee office on Monday.

Terang said a memorandum was submitted to the CM on the issue of autonomous state as per Article 244 (A) of the Indian Constitution, solution to the border issue with Meghalaya and declaration of eco-sensitive zone and elephant corridor in the adjoining areas close to Kaziranga National Park.

Terang informed that ASDC has been demanding an autonomous state since 1986. ‘The present BJP party in its election manifesto in the 2019 Parliamentary election, in the by-election to Baithalangso LA in 2016 and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council election in 2017 had promised to create an autonomous state and even stated that the issue is a national agenda but has still not fulfilled its commitment’, he said.

 He also said that the CM assured the delegation that no unilateral decision will be taken and that all concerned parties will be taken into confidence.

On the eco-sensitive zone and animal corridor affecting the two Member of Autonomous Council (MAC) constituencies of Socheng Dhenta and Duarbagori, the CM directed the chief executive member of KAAC to depute a good lawyer to represent the views of the KAAC as a case is on-going in the Supreme Court, the delegation members informed.

By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Apr 18, 2022 10:10:49 pm