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RSS starts parleys with other parties to back BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 17: ‘The BJP will form the government at Dispur after May 19, come what may!’ With such a maxim in mind, the RSS and the BJP have been working overtime to make a BJP-led government a reality at Dispur, sources in the Sangh said.

After the Assembly election in the State, the RSS and the BJP have been busy with a lot of permutation and combition to form the government at Dispur, to be led by the BJP. In their separate surveys, the BJP and its think tank RSS have been differing widely on the number of seats to be won by the BJP.

In its own assessment the RSS says that the BJP is set to win 45-50 seats in all against the party’s expectation of getting 50-55 seats, i.e. absolute majority. It also says that the AGP will be benefitted in the alliance, and win 14-18 seats. The RSS, however, smacks of huge loss to be suffered by Hangrama Mohilary-led BPF. The BPF has 13 seats in the outgoing Assembly, but this year, according to the RSS, it may end up with just six seats. The RSS puts the number of seats to be won by the BJP-led alliance at 65-70 seats.

However, the RSS is not ready to run a risk. It is bent to make the BJP forming its government Dispur. In the event of the BJP-led alliance not getting the number of seats as predicted, what will they do? The party and its think tank have started a whole lot of permutation and combition, weighing all options. The RSS has already started talks with the Ga Shakti, prospective independent candidates and Congress alliance UPP. The Sangh feels that the Ga Shakti may win two seats and the UPP may wrest three to four seats.

This essentially indicates that the RSS is not 100 per cent confident that the BJP-led alliance will get the required majority.

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