BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Nov 23: For successful implementation of Chief Minister Sarbada Sonowal’s development policies at grassroots level, corruption-free Panchayati Raj Institutes (PRIs) are indispensible, and only the BJP can make PRIs corruption free.
Addressing party workers and supporters at a booth-level campaign for the forthcoming Panchayat election at oboicha constituency of Lakhimpur district, BJP state president Ranjit Kumar Dass said this on Thursday.
The BJP president also appealed to all the party workers to take a pledge on the glorious occasion of Lachit Divas that they will leave no stone unturned to ensure the victory of the party candidates for wholesome betterment of the state.
It is worth mentioning that Panchayat election 2018 will be a litmus test for the BJP as the party will have to contest the election alone, and will not enjoy the privileges of their grand alliance with AGP and BPF like they did in 2016 Assembly election even though AGP and BPF are still active members of the ruling alliance. The three coalition partners opted to contest the Panchayat election independently, making the already delicate coalition even more fragile.
For AGP, the tactic they have used so far is, revamping its booth committees all over the state. The party announced that they will release candidates’ list by December 15.
However, BJP’s strategy is more structured as for the 2202 Gaon Panchayats of the State they are making a supervisory committee in each panchayat and that committee will select a panchayat in-charge for the constituency. All the morchas and wings have been given respective duties and they have been instructed to organize campaign.
Chief Minister Sonowal has instructed the party workers to take the achievements and new development policies of both State and Central Governments to the common people so that they know the development drives undertaken by the ruling party. After CM’s appeal, party president Rajit Kr Dass has already started grassroots-level meetings.