An upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh victories, is now eyeing the three poll-bound states of the North-east – Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.
The party is gearing up to launch its election crusade in Tripura on December 27 next.
The BJP has already lined up around 60 rallies in the 60 Assembly constituencies of Tripura kick-starting the campaign for 2018 Assembly polls in the Left-front ruled state on December 27.
Tripura is going to the polls early next year and the BJP has lined up rallies across the state to be attended by ministers, MPs, MLAs and office-bearers from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
The BJP is ruling in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh while Manipur has a BJP-led government in the North-east.
BJP sources also disclosed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will campaign in the state for the ensuing Assembly elections scheduled to be held early next year.
The BJP has lined up rallies by central ministers in the first week of January.
“We are trying for a rally either by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah or Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the first week of January,” party sources said.
The BJP is working to have at least one rally by the Prime Minister before the poll code of conduct is imposed in the State.
Notably there are 35 per cent OBC voters in the State, of which 90 per cent belong to the Nath and Debnath communities and are followers of Gorakhnath.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a disciple of Gorakhnath and the BJP would like to utilize the services of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to woo these voters for the upcoming Tripura Assembly elections.