Sunday, October 11, 2009

Struggle to continue till Dimaraji is achieved : Dilip Nunisa

SILCHAR, Oct 10: The Black Widow has never raised the demand for the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) in the NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), said Niranjan Hojai, ‘commander-in-chief” of the Dimasa outfit that had laid down arms before the government on October 2. He, however, did not rule out the possibility of Black Widow leaders joining politics.

Talking to The Sentinel over telephone, Hojai refuted the report that he was vying for the post of CEM in the NCHAC. He, however, said that the leaders of the outfit might join politics and share power in the autonomous council in the near future. “But at present our motto is fulfilment of our demand — change of nomenclature of the district into Dimasa Hosao Raji. We will think of joining politics only after our demand is met,” Hojai said. He admitted that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had cited the instance of former BLT leader Hagrama Mohilari joining mainstream politics after laying down arms. Gogoi indirectly proposed Niranjan to follow the footsteps of Mohilari, he admitted.

Meanwhile, a source close to the outfit said that Hojai and some other top leaders of the outfit had met their supremo Jewel Garlosa in jail and discussed the issue of joining politics. “Prior to the formation of the Black Widow, Jewel had close relations with the Congress, but when former minister Gobinda Chandra Langthasa betrayed him, he distanced himself from the party,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the other pro-talk DHD faction led by Dilip Nunisa convened a meeting at their Badshabari designated camp near Maibong yesterday and vowed that their struggle for Dimaraji would continue until the demand was fulfilled. Nunisa said the very name ‘‘Dimapur’’ suggests that it was once a part of the proposed Dimaraji along with some parts of the adjoining four districts of the State. Significantly, the meeting was attended by Dethang Naiding, chief of JNH, the Dimasa apex body, BJP district president Kulendra Daolagopu, AGP district president Arun Chandra Haflongbar, ADSU leader Prafulla Hafila, All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students’ Association leader Rupam Nandi Purkayastha. Nunisa blamed it on the government for ignoring the ‘‘justified demand for Dimaraji’’. THE SENTINEL

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