Assam: BJP got victory in Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council Polls 2022
This was BJP's biggest victory in KAAC elections since its inception in 1952.
We bow before people of Karbi Anglong for giving @BJP4Assam a historic mandate in KAAC polls 2nd time in a row.
After wins in urban body & GMC polls, this huge victory is a true affirmation of public trust in Adarniya PM Shri @narendramodi ji’s vision of Sabka Saath Sabka Vishwas pic.twitter.com/gY56fWWNtv
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 12, 2022
This unprecedented mandate has given us even a bigger responsibility to live up to people’s expectations, he said.
Set up under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, KAAC has 30 members but four members are nominated. After the BJP came to power in 2016 in the state, all executive members of KAAC had defected to the BJP and formed the council again after the elections in 2017.
The two-hills district, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong, covering four Assembly seats and a Parliamentary seat (Diphu) falls under the KAAC. The council was formed following demand by the indigenous Karbi community for protection of their identity and welfare.