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ASDC and Congress candidates file nominations

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HT Bureau

DIPHU, April 3: The candidates of the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and Congress from the 6 – Diphu (ST) parliamentary constituency filed their nomination papers before the returning officer for the second phase of the ensuing parliamentary elections in Assam, where voting is to take place on April 26.

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This time, the Congress and CPI (ML) Liberation, as part of the INDI Alliance, have placed a common candidate, Joyram Engleng. The CPI (ML) Liberation will support Engleng in the election.

In the morning, the ASDC candidate Jotson Bey, accompanied by party president Chandra Kanta Terang, vice president Dhoniram Tisso, secretaries Daniel Teron and Sanjay Killing, and others, reached the DC office to file his nomination papers before the returning officer and DC, Madhumita Bhagawati.

After filing his nomination papers, Bey told media persons that a close contest will be with the BJP and not with the Congress and APHLC. When asked about Hemsing Tisso joining the Congress, Bey said that Tisso left ASDC two years back and has no relation with the party. Bey emphasised that Tisso’s joining the Congress will not affect the ASDC.

Bey is the general secretary of ASDC and former chief executive member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).

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In the afternoon, around 12:00, the Congress candidate Joyram Engleng, accompanied by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) member Bhupen Kumar Borah, Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee (KADCC) vice presidents Bidyasing Rongpi and Raton Engti, West Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee member Sing Teron, Dima Hasao District Congress Committee president Nirmal Langthasa, and CPI(ML)- HPC secretary Robi Kumar Phangcho, reached the DC office and filed his nomination papers before the returning officer and DC, Madhumita Bhagawati.

From the Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee office, a procession was taken out to the DC office, with a large number of Congress workers and supporters taking part in it.

After filing the nomination papers, Engleng told media persons that the BJP had insisted on him not to leave the party. However, as Engleng was not happy with the working of the BJP and the government, he left the saffron party.

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