His Political Career
This lawyer turned politician from Neotan village may have as his motto “never give up”. For in the initial years of his political career, he unsuccessfully challenged the reigning champion, Samchom Ngemu for two continuous times in 1995 and 1999.
Breakthrough came in 2004 when he obtained the Indian National Congress (INC) ticket. To his advantage, KK Muklom contested and not Ngemu. That’s when he came to power for the first time by winning over 7%.
Even the last election in 2009 Ngemu contested but lost. So as long as he gets the INC party ticket, there won’t be anyone who will be able to stand on his way even in the next General Election 2014.
In his current Cabinet Minister’s role, he is the Minister for Food & Civil Supply, Geology & Mining, Art & Culture.
His Contribution for Lisu
Though there is no spectacular contribution for our society as Indian Citizenship or ST, he has done several. I recollect some here:
He has financially supported several patients and students. Personally, I have known people who were got medical treatments from his help. And as a student I stayed in his house at Miao in the 1990s where I had food, stayed and did my schooling.
Plot of land: under his leadership, a land at LC Line was provided and now we see many of our families staying.
We see several developments during his time: Construction of MV Road is beginning, ZPM seat was recently allotted.
Now Mossang holds very high position in Arunachal Government. There is much he can help for our welfare. I wish:
· Its been 10 years, he is in power. But its difficult to say any specific contributions are done for our demand to restore our ST. I wish he would give priority on that need above other needs.
· During his days, he established the Congress party in our society very well. That also mean our society leadership, YTWC, is sidelined. I wish there would be a balance of the political agenda and the need to respect our community leaders.
50 (ST) Miao Assembly Constituency (Election Commission of India, 1990 – 2004).
List of contesting Candidates in Assembly Election 2009 from Changlang District (Changlang.nic.in).
Cabinet Minister Profile (Arunachalpradeshcm.in).