| Jayram Engleng |
Nagaon Oct. 15: Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council today set aside chief executive member Jayram Engleng in a special session and decided to go for election of a new chief within the next 48 hours.
Today’s hourlong session in the absence of Engleng was called to place the letter of no confidence of 16 elected and four nominated council members.
Just after the session started, Opposition members claimed that the session was “illegal” and urged chairman Dhansingh Kro to wait until the verdict of the high court on the crisis comes out. Opposition members later left the session.
Kro later placed the subject before the session and all members present in the session agreed to go for selection of a new chief executive member.
“There is nothing wrong in the decision. Twenty of the 30 members took the decision. We will accept nomination for the next chief executive member on Wednesday and there will be election on Thursday,” Kro told The Telegraph after the session ended.
Engleng, who was at his Dalimbari residence in Hamren, said he knew nothing about today’s session.
Kro, however, said Engleng was formally intimated about the session.
A high-level council source today said the party leadership had already decided to make the youngest member, Tuliram Ranghang, the next chief executive of the council.
“There will not be any election. Only Ranghang will submit the nomination. Everything will be clear on Thursday when the new CEM will be formally declared in session,” a Congress source said.
Crisis in the council started on September 14 after 17 elected members signed a no-confidence letter against Engleng.