Autonomous State Demand Committee
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Autonomous State Demand Committee, originally the Peoples Democratic Front, was set up as a mass organization of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation in order to fight for statehood for the Karbi Anglong region in the Indian state Assam. Several elections to the Lok Sabha and the District Council were won under ASDC banner. Dr. Jayanta Rongpi represented the area in the Lok Sabha, elected as the ASDC candidate in 1991, 1996 and 1998.
Later a split occurred in ASDC, with one section the Autonomous State Demand Committee (United) breaking away from CPI(ML) Liberation and aligning with the Bharatiya Janata Party. The group loyal to CPI(ML) Liberation reorganized themselves as Autonomous State Demand Committee (Progressive). From 1999 election onwards, Autonomous State Demand Committee (Progressive) candidates contest election on the banner of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation.
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