Diphu October 14: Langhing located in the northern part of Karbi Anglong district became the 8th town after a formal declaration by Tuliram Ronghang, Chief Executive Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in a glittering function held yesterday in the infant town.

Sarat Brahma, the elected Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council from Langhing constituency and Executive Member for Town and Country Planning in KAAC took most of the initiative in shaping the semi urban locality in becoming a town.

Brahma said that through his department, he will chalk out an advance plan to make Langhing a planned town through his department, he stressed the need for more value addition in this town. Brahma in his speech ridiculed the role of Diphu MLA Bidya Sing Engleng for his reluctance in developing Langhing area which is a major part of his MLA constituency.

The predominantly Bodo population of Langhing are the deciding factor in electing any legislature from Diphu constituency and for quite a long time they have extended support to the Congress in both Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council and Assam Legislative Assembly election.

The Bodo electorate of Langhing once again has become the objective of the ruling Congress whose power is waning with every passing day. The Congress party is finding it hard to take on board the interference of BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary who plans to hold a mega rally just a few kilometers away from Langhing tomorrow to garner support for his newly constituted ‘United Peoples Front’ (UPF).

Sarat Bramha was elected as an independent with the support of several Bodo front organizations and at a latter period was wrapped up in the Congress led KAAC. In his speech, Bramha mentioned that the people of Langhing will not be influenced by Hagrama Mohilary as they have a preference for development more than politics and believe in social ethics.

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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.