Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to kick start the poll campaign for the next year’s Lok Sabha polls in Assam on January 4 by addressing a public rally at Silchar.
Assam BJP president Ranjit Dass said this here on Monday. The state BJP president said that the saffron party was looking for winning at least 11 out of the total 14 seats in Assam in the Lok Sabha polls.
“The central leadership of the party has chalked out the first phase of the Prime Minister’s poll campaign. Out of the entire list Assam has also got one rally, which will be held at Silchar,” Dass told media today.
After the recent saffron surge in the northeast, particularly after winning Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP had launched a ‘Mission 21’ for northeast, which is winning at least 21 seats out of the total 25 Lok Sabha seats in the eight northeastern states.
Asked about the party’s preparation for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, the state BJP president further said that the party has so far appointed over 1.80 lakh ‘pristha pramukh’ in some constituencies and added that by January 15 next year 3.30 lakh pristha pramukh will be appointed to strengthen the party.
Dass, however, expressed his ignorance over the alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and said that the party’s central leadership would take the decision on the issue. “We have written to the Central leadership about the bitter relationship we had with the AGP during the panchayat polls. However, it was the central leadership who had decided to have the alliance with the AGP in 2016. So the Central leadership of the party will take a decision in this regard for Lok Sabha polls too,” Dass sa