The UPDS has vociferously denied the allegation against them by KLNLF that UPDS has gone astray from their goal of attaining Hemprek Kangthim, Munthi Parsik Langneh, UPDS publicity secretary said Friday. While back lashing the KLNLF, he said struggle for Hemprek Kangthim has been the core issue of the UPDS and will continue with the same zeal in a democratic attitude though under ceasefire and government of India has no proposal for expansion in the number of states; demand for interim body is the next best amendment; comparatively with a separate state.
Thong Teron, general secretary KLNLF in a rally on January 23 at Langlokso said that the talks with the government is for the greater interest of the people of the district, demand for comprehensive status for Karbi is the sole design it may not be under Article 244(A)’.
The KLNF are being cajoled down by some political clout or their demand for sovereign Karbi homeland, which is just in the air, Langneh said. UPDS, defence secretary, Lengbat Engleng while interacting the media persons said that those UPDS cadres who have switched over to KLNLF on Sept. 22 were expelled before for their involvement anti social activities.