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Bihar poll debacle a lesson for BJP in Assam: Bijoya

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 11: That Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbanda Sonowal will be back as the president of the State committee of the BJP is fil even as the formal announcement in this regard is still awaited.

Giving such a hint to The Sentinel here today, Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakraborty said: "A conspiracy hatched by the Opposition, led by the Congress, has been doing rounds in the tion blaming Prime Minister rendra Modi for the BJP poll debacle in Bihar. Win or defeat is what a poll process ends with. This is common for every poll. The Congress should remember that when the UPA was in power at the Centre with Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister, the Congress had to face consecutive poll debacles in many states in the country. Did the Congress blame it on Manmohan Singh for those defeats? The ground reality is that the BJP-led alliance tried its best in Bihar, but the strategy of the alliance just failed to click."

On the campaign in Assam, spearheaded by the Congress, that the BJP's defeat in Bihar Assembly elections will have spillover effects in the Assam Assembly elections slated for 2016, the Guwahati MP said: "The Bihar poll debacle is a lesion for the BJP in Assam where the party would like to go ahead with the polls, taking all into confidence." When asked on media reports regarding Congress-AGP alliance in the forthcoming Assam Assembly elections, the senior BJP MP said: "The AGP was born after the six-year-long agitation in Assam for deportation of foreigners from the State. As many as 855 people of the State were martyred by the six-year-long agitation, besides leaving thousands injured. I was also involved in the Assam agitation, and had to be jailed during the agitation. I was also part of the AGP, but I had to join the BJP due to some ideological conflicts. There were media reports that over 40 lakh foreigners were in Assam. With the promise of deporting foreigners from the State the AGP came to power at Dispur twice, but failed to deport a single foreigner. The Congress, on the other hand, is yet to get rid of the 'Bangladeshi protector' tag attached to it. If the AGP teams up with the Congress for the 2016 Assembly elections in Assam, the people of the State won't pardon the regiol party. On the part of the AGP, this will be a direct enmity with the people of the State." When asked on who will be the next State committee president of the BJP, she said: "I've come to know from the higher-ups that Sonowal will be back as the State party president soon."

n Sonowal to be next State BJP president

n Defending Prime Minister, the Guwahati MP says that BJP-led alliance's strategy just failed to click in Bihar. The Prime Minister shouldn't be blamed for the defeat.

n Did the Congress blame Manmohan Singh when the Congress had to face successive defeats in polls in States when the UPA was in power at the Centre?

n On likely spillover effects of the Bihar Assembly polls results in Assam, the MP said that the Bihar debacle would be a lesson for the BJP in Assam where the party would like to go ahead with the poll taking all into confidence.

n The AGP teaming up with the Congress for the Assembly elections in Assam will be a direct enmity of the regiol party with the people of the State who won't pardon the party.

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