Sushanta Roy is a journalist in the north eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya, India, who photographs and writes about the people, animals and flora, and the things that affect them.

Diphu August 25: Barely nine days after declaration of the formation of West Karbi Anglong district by Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam on Independence Day, Karbi Anglong district BJP has opposed the state government’s largesse.

The BJP says the administrative division of the intrigued sixth schedule autonomous zone of Assam through the unilateral decision of Assam government is a barefaced violation of the Indian Constitution’s provision of the 6th Schedule through which the autonomous district was created.

Airing their opposition to the move, the BJP said in its press release that the state government should have consulted the Executive Committee of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council to decide the finer points.

The BJP also says the state government should also have investigated the impact of isolating a unique governmental setup created in 1952 that protects the socioeconomic interest of the 6th scheduled tribes of India.

Besides the BJP, no other political party has made this particular protestation so far; in an unusual mode both Hill State Democratic Council and CPI (ML) without any opposition has described the Congress move as a step forward towards fulfillment of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between erstwhile Karbi radical organization United Peoples Democratic Solidarity, the state government and the Center.