Several key leaders of opposition parties in Assam are likely to join the BJP during Union Home minister Amit Shah’s visit to the State.

Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Assam is the first after BJP and its allies’ thumping victory in the recently concluded Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections and Tiwa Autonomous Council.

The BJP in Assam is also likely to sound the poll bugle for the Assam Assembly Elections, slated to be held next year, during Amit Shah’s visit to the State.

During the course of his visit, Shah is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting with party leaders of the State and review the party’s election preparedness for the upcoming Assembly polls.

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Elections to the 126-member Assam Assembly are likely to be held in April or May next year.

BJP’s Assam in-charge Baijayant Panda has exuded confidence that the saffron party along with its allies would accomplish “the mission of 100 plus seats”.

“The BJP along with its allies would retain power in Assam and would secure at least 100 seats in next year’s Assembly elections,” said Baijayant Panda.

Notably, Amit Shah had recently wrapped up his tour of West Bengal, where he aggressively campaigned for the saffron party, which is hoping for wresting power from the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.

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It may be mentioned here that elections to Legislative Assemblies in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puduchery are likely to be held simultaneously.


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