GUWAHATI: Ahead of Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Assam on January 23.
"We have prepared a roadmap. PM Modi is likely to visit Assam on January 23," said Himanta Biswa Sarma.
On the other hand, union home minister Amit Shah will also address rallies at Kokrajhar and Nalbari on January 24.
Meanwhile, BJP's national president, JP Nadda, launched party's poll campaign in the state with "Vijay Sankalp" rally at the police parade ground in Silchar.
This is Nadda's maiden visit to Silchar. There was a massive gathering in the sprawling auditorium at the Police Parade ground here.
Repeated applause from the crowd added punch to his expectations that the BJP – which is on a winning wicket across the country – would repeat its performance in Assam as well.
"Most important is Narendra Modiji as Prime Minister who has been working hard to protect the distinct identity, culture and language of Assam and preventing influx from outside by taking foolproof measures," said Nadda.
He added, "The people of the entire country feel safe with the BJP and that makes the party stronger. Narendra Modiji is taking the country ahead by taking all into confidence without any discrimination.
Among those sharing the dais with Nadda were Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Education and Finance Himanta Biswa Sarma, party State president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, among others. Both Chief Minister Sonowal and Minister Sarma said that the BJP government alone is capable of bringing about development for all in valleys of Barak and Brahmaputra.
They added that for decentralization of power, a mini secretariat with eight departments along with the respective Commissioner's offices is coming up at Silchar. An agriculture university is also on the anvil.
The gathering of the BJP's first election rally under the banner of 'Bijoy Sankalp Samavesh' took the pledge to work for the BJP and vote for the BJP.