By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 25: After much hum and haw, sources in the BJP high command have spelt out that the Assam unit of the party is in for organizatiol polls before the 2016 elections, but without changing its president Siddhartha Bhattacharyya. The present term of the State BJP is going to expire this month.
The process for organizatiol polls, according to party sources, has already been started at the booth and mandal levels in the State. It is likely to be completed in October-end. To follow it, according to sources, is the time-taking district-level poll which is likely to be completed in November-end or December. There are as many as 36 district committees of the party in Assam. Since little time will be left for the election of the State-level committee after the completion of the district-level polls, the present State-level committee will have to continue till the Assembly poll in 2016 is over.
Meanwhile, party sources say that the district core committees of the party have been sending list of candidates, five candidates against each Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC). All Upper Assam district core committees have already sent the lists of candidates. The mes of the candidates will be short listed after receiving lists from the Lower districts, party sources say. Three candidates against each LAC, according to sources, well be sent to the central selection committee of the party to zero in on a single candidate in each LAC.
Sources further say that the poll campaign committee of the party, to be headed by Union Minister Sarbanda Sonowal as the chairman with former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma playing an important role, will be med soon.
Barring Amguri LAC, the party has declared the 39 other Upper Assam LACs as ‘Category 1’ for it. By ‘category 1’ the party means LACs which the party has maximum winning prospects. These 39 LACs are followed by the 15 Barak Valley districts where also the party has a good grip. The party also feels that it has a large number of other LACs with much winning prospects in central and lower Assam.