As the election to the 11th NC Hills Autonomous Council is nearing, election at the two constituencies like 14 Langting and 16 Diyungmukh have become the cynosure for the poll observers and intellectuals as high profile candidates are in fray in these two constituencies.
At 14 Langting Debojeet Thaosen, Chief Executive Member, NC Hills Autonomous Council contesting as INC candidate while Bhadramoni Langthasa, Hemon Langthasa contesting as Independent and Sri Rathindra Thaosen former President ASDC contesting as Hills State Democratic Party candidate.
At 16 Diyungmukh, Mayanan Kmeprai is contesting as INC while Niranjan Hojai, former C-in-C of DHD(J) Dilip Nunisa, Former Chairman DHD are contesting as independent candidates and Kebaron Naiding, former President, Dimasa Student Union is contesting as the Hills State Democratic Party candidate.
It is said that till the inception of NCHAC no congress candidate could win the 14 Langting seat as the people of Langting prefer to elect local candidate as their leader. During last election in 2007 Sri Debojeet Thaosen won the seat as BJP candidate and Bhadramoni Langthasa had won the seat in 2001 as the independent candidate.
Bhadramoni Langthasa while talking to this correspondent said the people of Langting preferred to elect him since he is from Langting itself. He claimed that he would come out very easily since people of Langting adamant to make him winner in the election.He also said that out of 28 congress candidates only three could be won by congress candidates.
Mayanan Kemprai who won the 16 Diyungmukh seat consecutively for three terms right from 1996 admitted that there would be tough contest in-between Niranjan Hojai and him. He however claimed to win the seat this time also.
Though the fate of these candidates are at the mercy of electorate but the poll observers opined that the congress base is eroding day by day due the controversial distribution of party tickets among the congressmen. They also observed that the independent candidates are more advance in several constituencies.