Khorsing Engti

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 22: Acting at the direction of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, the sitting Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee (KACCI) led by in charge president Pran Kumar Dutta was dissolved yesterday. Mongal Sing Timung, loyal to Khorsing Engti, the Hill Areas Development Minister, was appointed coordinator of KADCC until an elected body is constituted.

This political development has practically torn the KADCC into two parts. One part supports MP Birensing Engti and the other supports Khorsing Engti. The latter Engti, who has secured his clasp on the Executive Committee of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council through his Machiavellian policy over the last decade is the uncrowned boss of the KADCC now.

Khorsing Engti
Khorsing Engti

Meanwhile the activists of the divided Bokajan and Diphu sub divisional committee have taken the opposite stance, since Birensing Engti who himself was an aspirant for the coveted post failed to take the position and retain his bastion. He also failed to secure Roton Engti MAC (Member of Autonomous Council) of Duar Bagori for the post as most elected and nominated MACs of KAAC supported Mongal Sing Timung before the AICC.

Khorsing Engti loyalists are taking pleasure in their latest triumph over the Birensing Engti faction.

Amid all these political developments, some veteran Congress leaders are considering the factional rivalry as fatal for the party, coming at the same time as the legislative assembly election is at hand. In their view, the contention will only benefit the BJP, which is consolidating its position with the help of top congress leaders who have swapped sides to the saffron party.