THE ASDC-BJP alliance made a clean sweep of the NC Hills Autonomous Council elections, winning 21 out of the 27 seats and registered a severe jolt to the Congress, which could win only three seats?its biggest defeat in any election in Assam in recent years.
The recently-declared results of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) is expected to have a great effect on the coming panchayat polls in Upper Assam.
The result of the much-delayed election for NCHAC in Assam has given a thumping majority to the alliance of the BJP and the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), a regional outfit.
The results declared on Tuesday gave the BJP-ASDC coalition 21 out of the total 27 seats. BJP secretary and Lok Sabha MP Kiren Rijiju said the BJP won 9 out of 10 seats it contested while its partner bagged 12 out of 18 seats it contested.
?The ruling Congress was routed badly and could manage to win only 3 seats. The Congress was in power in the hill district for the last 45 years,? Rijiju said.
Interestingly, a BJP candidate also defeated the sitting local MLA of the Congress, who was Cabinet Minister and is presently enjoying cabinet status. Describing party'svictory as a milestone in North-East Indian politics, Rijiju said that the Congress was wiped out because it did not solve tribals? problems.
Assam'slongest, largest and most controversial political dynasty has come to an end with complete rout of Congress and Langthasa dynasty in North Cachar Hills District Council. The complete defeat brought to an end half-a-century domination of one family over one of the most neglected parts of Assam. Not only the patriarch G.C. Langthasa lost the polls but also his son. ?This is the end of an authoritarian regime of one family and its colossal loot over all possible resources for the past 45 years,?? said the opposition leader Prakanta Warisa of ASDC, who led the spectacular victory over the Congress. The octogenarian Gobinda Chandra Langthasa won the first district council election in 1962 and since then he was dominating the NC Hills politics. ?It is difficult to believe how he and his family using money, muscle power, militants, fratricidal killings have been winning every election since then?? said state BJP president Ramen Deka.
Encouraged over the Congress debacle, the opposition camp in the state has started to gear up with an eye on the ensuing panchayat polls in the state. NCP sate president Dhirendra Deb Adhikari said the NC Hills polls is the beginning of the end to the Congress regime.