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BJP to go it alone in panchayat poll

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 20: The BJP Assam Pradesh is brainstorming on two vital issues – taking the popular schemes of the Centre and the State to the target beneficiaries in the State and to go it alone in the panchayat poll slated for 2018. In the past seven months of the ruling coalition in the State, State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass, time and again, made it known at various fora that the party was capable of going it alone in the panchayat poll. His earlier announcement got the seal of the party with the office-bearers’ and the executive committee meeting endorsing it today.

The two-day executive committee of the party began today at Maligaon in the city. The meeting, attended by Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal and Fince Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, besides party president Ranjit Kumar Dass, will conclude tomorrow.

On the first day of the meeting today, political, economic and organizatiol issues were discussed. Thrust of today’s meeting was on taking all schemes taken by the party-led governments at the Centre and in the State to the people. The meeting felt the necessity of cooperating with the government in making the popular government schemes reach the target people. The meeting made it crystal clear that there should not be any doubt of people on any government schemes. The implementation of schemes should be transparent in the light of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikaash’.

The executive committee lauded the State Government for the recent eviction drive in the State. The meeting made it clear that eviction in tiol parks, forest land, illegally constructed mandirs, masjids etc., was a poll promise of the party. The meeting favoured the continuation of the eviction drive in the State.

The meeting appealed to Dispur to adopt zero tolerance against terrorists, fundamentalists and anti-tiol forces in the State, and take tough steps against them.

On NRC update, the meeting appealed to the government to complete the NRC update works within a stipulated time. According to party sources, so far 68.21 families applied for NRC update, and the scrutiny of 6.67 crore documents submitted by the applicants is going on. The meeting appealed to the government to go ahead with detection and deportation of foreigners as promised by the party before the election. The meeting appealed to the devolvement to extend the terms of the 64 new foreigners tribuls formed for five years.

The executive meeting of the party welcomed the measures by the Forest Department to prevent killing of rhinos in the State and demonetization in the country. It said that the ban on high-value notes would strengthen the economic coordition in the country.

The meeting alleged that the Opposition Congress has been engaged in a campaign that the government has stopped ration for tea estate workers. The meeting appealed to the party workers to make it known among the tea labourers the measures taken by the government for their benefits.

Today the meeting took a few economic proposals to be given their shapes tomorrow.

All party MPs, MLAs, ministers, tiol observer Ramlal, and others were present at the meeting today.

Earlier in the morning today, the office-bearers of the party met at Dispur. The office-bearers of the party meet before every executive meeting of the party. Party president Ranjit Kumar Dass appealed to all party leaders and workers to get ready for the panchayat polls slated for 2018. He made it clear before them that the party is going to fight the panchayat poll alone.

“We need to take all popular schemes of the Government at the Centre and in the State up to the panchayat level so as to benefit the target people. In this job the party has to help the government in getting the desired outcome,” Dass told party workers, and added: “The birth anniversary of DD Upadhay currently underway in the State has to be observed at the panchayat level.”

Office-bearers’ meeting took the reported incident of Roha MLA Dimbeswar Das misbehaving an official seriously, said that the incident was unfortute.

Talking to newsmen later, MP RP Sarma said: “We’re ashamed of what the MLA did. We’re public servant, not their malik (owner). The issue has been discussed in the party seriously. The party is going to take action in this regard.”

On the other hand, Ramlal, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal and Fince Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had a closed-door meeting here today. The meeting discussed a slew of key issues, including appointment heads of boards and public sector units in the State.

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