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Winners all: Samuel Changsan and Ranu Langthasa in Haflong after declarationd of results. Image: Northeast Now

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has wrested power at the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council.

The saffron party has bagged 19 of the 28 seats of the council after the final counting results of which came out early Wednesday.

The Indian National Congress (INC) came at a dismal and distant second with just two seats which Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) got one seat.

Independent candidates secured six seats in the council.

Some of the major setbacks include the former chief executive member Dobojit Thousen, former parliamentarian Prakanta Warisa, former legislator Samarjit Haflongbar, former CEM Depolal Hojai, executive member Kulendra Daoulagau and district Congress president Nirmal Langthasa who had lost the council polls this time.

Ranu Langthasa and S T Jema Rangthalo has created a record of sorts winning the council polls for the third consecutive time.

The final list of winning candidates:

Haflong: Daniel Langthasa, INC

Jatinga: Fleming Rupshi, Ind

Borail: Gulrinlal Changsan, AGP

Mahur: Rahul Naiding, BJP

Jinam:  Jasumthang Hmar, BJP

Hangrum: Noah Daime, Ind

Laisong: Paudaming Nriame, BJP

Daotohaja: Nipolal Hojai, BJP

Maibang East: Nandita Gorlosa, BJP

Maibang West: Bijit Langthasa, Ind

Kalachand: Ratan Jarambusa, BJP

Wajao: Biswajit Daolagupu, BJP

Hajadisa: Projit Hojai, BJP

Langting” Golonjo Thaosen, BJP

Hatikhali: Bimal Hojai, Ind

Diyungbra: Nobojit Hojai, BJP

Garampani: Joysingh Drung, INC

Khartong: Lalremsiame Darnei, BJP

Lower Khartong: Namrothang Hmar, BJP

Dehangi: Debolal Gorlosa, BJP

Hadingma: Debojit Bathari, BJP

Gunjung: Nojit Kemprai, BJP

Harangajao: Amendu Hojai, BJP

Hamri: Manjit Naiding, BJP

Dihamlai: Ramgalumbe Zeme, Ind

Dolong: ST Zem Hrangkhol, Ind

Semkhor: Ranu Langthasa, BJP

Diger: Samuel Changsan, BJP

Pankaj Kr Deb

Pankaj Kumar Deb is Northeast Now Correspondent in Haflong. He can be reached at: pankajhaflong@gmail.com

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