The counting for the Town Committee election to Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong was held and results were declared on Thursday.
The ruling party, BJP, made a clean sweep of all the nine Town Committees in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong.
The BJP may have won all the nine Town Committees in the twin hill districts but it was a taught fight within the BJP to defeat its own candidates.
The BJP candidates, allegedly backed by an Assam Cabinet minister, have lost in several of the Town Committees, including Diphu and Howraghat.
A newbie but significant loser of the BJP in Diphu Town Committee is Rangmukrang Ronghang from Ward No. 8, allegedly chosen personally by an Assam Cabinet minister to be the chairman of Diphu Town Committee due to infighting as dedicated BJP workers were ignored.
In Bokajan Town committee, of the seven wards, the Congress won one and the rest went to the BJP. The Congress won Ward No. 1.
In Diphu Town Committee, till the time of making this report the BJP won 8 of the Wards of the 14 that went to the polls. It was still being counted.
Ward No. 1 won by BJP Haradhon Ghosh, Ward No. 2 won by BJP Protibha Das Purkhyastha, Ward No. 3 won by BJP Diganta Gogoi, Ward No. 4 won by BJP Sadhana Rongpi, Ward No. 5 won by BJP Semson Terang, Ward No. 6 won by BJP Minu Teronpi, Ward No. 7 won by BJP Meera Tissopi, Ward No. 8 won by independent Rustom Tokbi and Ward No. 9 won by BJP Chatra Sing Teron.
Counting for wards number 10 to 14 was going on.
All the seven wards of Bakalia Town Committee went to the BJP. The winners according to their wards number are Hemsing Teron, Miniki Engtipi, Gautom Banik, Anita Saikia, Pranjal Sarmah, Raju Terang and Bijoy Hanse.
In Langhin Town Committee, there are 6 Wards, out of which, only Ward No. 4 went to the poll that was won by an independent Bijeswar Borah and the rest were won by the BJP uncontested.
Dokmoka Town Committee was sweep clean by the BJP. All the six wards were won by the BJP and the winners respective of the wards are Rebeka Engtipi, Jitu Chanda, Prahalat Timung, Birensing Teron, Rupsing Teron and Sarlongki Tisso.
In Howraghat Town Committee, of the five wards, 3 were won by the ruling party BJP, one to an independent and one won by the Congress.
In West Karbi Anglong, in Baithalangso Town Committee election seven wards went to the polls. The BJP won four, two went to the regional party Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and one to an independent. The winning BJP candidates are Chitra Bahadur Newar (Wards No. 3), Harsing Rongphar (Ward No. 4), Chandra Ronghang (Ward No. 6) and Pradip Terang (Ward No. 7). ASDC won in Ward No. 1 and 2, the winners are Rajeswar Bey and Lipson Hanse respectively.
The BJP made a clean sweep in all the seven wards of Hamren Town Committee election. The winners, according to their ward numbers, are Basa Teron, Longkendra Hanse, Biren Tisso, Lahorsing Kro, Dilip Hanse, Purnima Hansepi and Headsing Rongphar.
Of the five wards in Dongkamukam Town Committee, the ruling party BJP won four and Congress 1.
The winners for the BJP are Rensing Timung (wards no. 1), Ward no. 2 Tilisram Ronghang, Ward no. 3 Jitu Terang, Ward no. 4 Selongki Bey. Congress won Ward no. 5, Lolit Tokbi.