From Our Special Correspondent
Silchar, March 19: Though the date of panchayat elections is yet to be announced by the state election commission, BJP Yuva Morcha in Barak Valley has geared up to go for necessary preparations from the booth level. In order to boost up the leaders and workers of Yuva Morcha, Jayanta Saikia, general secretary of the state Morcha, came down here and held conclave with them in the party office at Itkhola of this town. Addressing the packed hall of the office, Saikia reminded no election can be won unless workers in close collaboration and coordition work with the leaders from the grass root level.
Saikia called upon the youth workers to have an eagle eye on the strengthening of booth committees and revamping them with the induction of more and more supporters. For this, they have to be motivated and made to understand the imperative need of making panchayats free from the clutch of Congress. The election from panchayat to general elections in this Barak Valley has become a triangular contest involving BJP, Congress and AIUDF. In the last panchayat elections, after Congress, AIUDF has been on the second slot, pushing BJP to the bottom.
Kabindra Purkayastha, the octogerian leader and former Union Minister said, “All out efforts have to be made to reverse the panchayat poll results by taking BJP on the top. This is possible if youth workers dedicate themselves to the cause.” Referring to the unprecedented results in the just concluded elections in Tripura, Purkayastha said even the staunchest critics of the party could not expect all would go in favour of BJP. But, this could be possible mainly due to the involvement of youths from the booth level.
Tripura example is unique, he pointed out, to exhibit how with the sincere involvement of leaders and workers, a party can reach the zenith of success from nothing. But, this should not bring in over confidence and self complacency among the workers which might lead to negative results as it happened in the bi-elections of Uttar Pradesh. Presided over by Soumitra Kumar Deb, president of district Yuva Morcha, the conclave was also addressed by Uday Shankar Goswami, president, Cachar district BJP, Hemanga Shekhar Das, vice-president, Kad Purkayastha and Rupam Saha, general secretaries, Moutushi Bhattacharjee, treasurer.
The core message that came out from the deliberations indicated that for success of the party in the panchayat and the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, Yuva Morcha plays the crucial role in organization and magement of booth level committees, besides stressing on mass contact and door to door campaign. It is this youth power that spells out strategy to take on the opposition and defeat them on their own turf. The sigl also went out for making the booth level committees more active, dymic and stronger. After all, youth force is the axis on which a party can lean upon.