The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam has exuded confidence to win at least 11 Lok Sabha seats out of the total 14 seats in the state in the forthcoming general election in 2019.
Asserting this, the state BJP President, Ranjeet Das called upon the party workers to work with more enthusiasm and devote at least 16 hours a day to gear up the party for the parliamentary election.
He suggested the party workers to work with a war footing as if the election is just round the corner.
The state BJP president’s assertion came at a time when the party workers have been enthused by the good performance of the party in the just held panchayat election in the state even= though the party contested the rural polls for the first time in the state.
The results of the panchayat election has put the ties of the party with its alliance partner , regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) at stake as a section of the BJP leaders in the state including the state party president have openly advocated for snapping of ties with the AGP.
The BJP and the AGP, notwithstanding their pre-poll alliance for the 2016 Assembly election , chose to fight the last panchayat election in the state separately that led to bitter war of words between the leaders of both the parties during the electioneering.
The BJP is peeved with the AGP for the latter’s stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.