Buoyed by its successful strategy in Tripura election, BJP is going to follow ‘Tripura model’ in the coming panchayat polls in Assam.
The party has already appointed ‘Prishtha Pramukhs’ to win the upcoming panchayat polls in the state.
A prishtha pramukh is the in-charge of a page of electoral rolls. He responsibility is to liaison with the all the voters whose names figure in that page.
“On March 24, altogether 3,33,000 prishtha pramukhs will be formally handed over the responsibility of taking care of 60 voters each. Our national president Amit Shah will inaugurate the programme,” state BJP general secretary Dilip Saikia told Northeast Now.
BJP National President Amit Shah will arrive in Guwahati on March 24 to take stock of the party’s preparations for the upcoming panchayat polls. He will be addressing a huge number of party’s grassroots leaders and office bearers. This is going to be the biggest gathering of leaders who are heading different levels of BJP units in the state.
Amit Shah will have meetings with 25,849 booth presidents, 303 mandal presidents, 38 district presidents on March 24, with an aim to make panchayat bodies ‘Congress mukt’ ahead of the elections.
The Panchayat Polls are a crucial factor ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year.
BJP general secretary (organization) Phanindra Nath Sarma said the party has made significant inroads into the tea garden voters in the state. “The tea tribe people are showing their interests in the party and minority people are also joining the BJP,” Sarma said.
Amit Shah’s visit to the state for the meeting is an indication of the degree of importance that the saffron party has attached to the panchayat election.