Modi-Shah will soon blow election bugle in Assam, Congress lagging behind BJP in preparations Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s visit is also proposed soon after the party’s national president Jagat Prakash Nadda’s recent two-day visit to the state.
Modi-Shah will soon blow election bugle in Assam, Congress lagging behind BJP in preparations Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s visit is also proposed soon after the party’s national president Jagat Prakash Nadda’s recent two-day visit to the state.The Bharatiya Janata Party has focused on the assembly elections in West Bengal as well as Assam. During the proposed assembly elections during April-May, the party is trying to hold the power of the state for another term. Also read: Broken record in Makar Sankranti: bones choking, these states shiver Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s visit is also proposed soon after the party’s national president Jagat Prakash Nadda’s recent two-day visit to the state. Prime Minister Modi will usher in the party’s election campaign through election rallies on 23 January and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on 24 January. On the other hand, after the death of former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the Congress looks completely directionless. 4 BJP aims to win 100 seats Despite being in power in Assam, the BJP is very cautious about assembly elections this time. The party aims to win 100 seats. The party has also maintained a relationship with old friends along with finding new allies. As the condition of the main opposition Congress in the state has become weaker during the last five years, BJP is getting its direct benefit. Although the BJP has put most of its strength in West Bengal in the assembly elections to be held in April-May, but the party is also working in a strong way regarding Assam. 4 bjp-flag (PC: social media) Succeeded in BTC election The BJP is upbeat after its recent success with a new ally in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) election. During the 2016 assembly elections in Assam, BJP contested with Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) and Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) but left the BPF before the BTC election. 60 seats won in last election During the last assembly elections, BJP got 60 seats, BPF 12 and AGP 14 seats. The BJP wants to maintain this alliance during the assembly elections. During the BDC elections, the BJP has befriended the United People’s Party Liberals (UPPCL), a student-turned-politician Pramod Boro’s party in place of BPF. BJP’s trust in Sonowal maintained The BJP once again has confidence in the pair of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Hemant Viswasarma. These two leaders did not let the issue of NRC dominate in the state. The BJP is also being very cautious about the NRC issue. However, political experts believe that during the assembly elections this issue can be raised again. The party’s national president Jagat Prakash Nadda recently paid a two-day visit to Assam. Amit Shah, formerly of Nadda, also visited the Northeast Kingdom. During his visit, Nadda held three meetings to strengthen the party’s core committee election committee and organization structure. Modi’s election rally on 23 January Meanwhile, senior BJP leader and minister in the state Hemant Viswarma says that after Nadda’s visit, next week the election rallies of PM Modi and Amit Shah will give the BJP a warmth in the electoral atmosphere. He said that PM Modi will visit Assam on 23 January while Amit Shah will address two rallies in Kokrajhar and Nalbari on 24 January. The details of PM’s detailed program are awaited in the state. Political experts believe that after the visit of PM Modi and enthusiasm, the electoral atmosphere of the state will get heated. 4 congress-party-flag (PC: social media) Congress backward due to Gogoi’s death On the other hand, the preparations of the Congress are cold. The party’s election preparations have suffered a setback due to the death of senior party leader and former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Tarun Gogoi was advocating Badruddin Ajmal’s alliance with AIUDF to defeat the BJP. However, some Congress leaders are against it. Some party leaders believe that AIUDF is a Muslim central party and in such a situation if the Congress allies with AIUDF, it will suffer. Also read: CM Yogi’s Makar Sankranti: Climbing khichdi in Gorakhnath temple, influx of devotees That’s why opposition to Ajmal alliance Many party leaders believe that this alliance will only annoy the party’s own Hindu vote bank and at the same time BJP will be successful in communal polarization. In such a situation, the Congress may have to suffer more in the course of getting Muslim votes. The thing to be seen now is what strategy the Congress high command adopts in the state.