GUWAHATI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up for the upcoming assembly elections in Assam. In a move to give boost to the party’s poll campaign, prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the state on January 23.
On the other hand, union home minister Amit Shah will address rallies at Kokrajhar and Nalbari on January 24.
BJP national president JP Nadda who is on two-day Assam visit had a meeting with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass at Amingaon on Monday. The meeting discussed the strategies for the assembly polls in Assam.
“We have prepared a roadmap. PM Modi is likely to visit Assam on January 23. Home minister Amit Shah is also likely to address two public rallies at Kokrajhar and Nalbari on January 24,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
BJP national president on Monday launched party’s poll campaign in the state with ”Vijay Sankalp” rally at the police parade ground in Silchar.
Nadda asserted that it will return to power for the second consecutive term by winning hundred plus seats in the 126-member House.
The party since the 2016 assembly win in the state has emerged victorious in all the elections-whether it be the Parliamentary, byelections, zilla parishads, panchayats, territorial or autonomous councils-and will come to power again in the next assembly polls, said the BJP chief.
“This has been possible due to all-round development of all sections of the people and the entire state by the government of Sarbananda Sonowal with the support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”, he said.
Its BJP’s “double engine” government at the centre and the state that has led to proper implementation of all the schemes in the various sectors, he said.
“It is in the entire country that people have time and again reposed faith in Modi ji which has resulted in the BJP winning almost all elections at all levels”, Nadda said.