ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ASSAM- The Agony of Cachar

August 21, 1976 Congress also did not come together for one reason or another although the latter did woo the UGP leadership, particularly Jack Sequeira. But with the majority of the population being Hindus and supporting the MGP a section of the UGP members began to feel that since they would not be welcome in the MGP they had no alternative tout to break with the UGP leader, Sequeira. Despite being elected to the assembly on the UGP ticket, the dominant Naik faction had not been able to strike any roots among the Christians. The defeat of the UGP nominee in the assembly by-election proved to be the last straw. Sequeira's decision to ''bless" his son Erasmus Sequeira

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