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'Battle-ready' BJP to fight alone

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

BY Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, June 14: The BJP today ruled out any alliance for the 2016 Assembly elections and said it will fight the electoral battle alone.

"We are battle ready. We will fight the elections alone. We hope to filize the list of candidates by October," BJP state president Siddhartha Bhattacharjee said.

The party today received a boost with the joining of former AJYCP president Manoj Baruah, former Asom Chah Jagusthi Jatiya Mahasabha president Teros Gowala and 13 other political activists, mostly district level AGP leaders from Dibrugarh and AASU leaders from Barak Valley.

Manoj Baruah is a contender for Patacharkuchi Assembly constituency, while Teros Gowala is an aspirant for the Lahowal seat.

"That fact that people from various cross sections of society and organizations are joining the BJP shows that people have bestowed trust on it. Though the BJP is a tiol party, people believe that it is the only party which can address the problems of Assam," Bhattacharjee said.

He, however, admitted that in the wake of the joining spree, the number of aspirants from one seat could multiply. "A lot of qualified and eligible people are joining the party. It will be a challenge to select the best. Of course, the list of applicants will come from the district level. We will do our best to pick the most acceptable candidate," the State BJP chief said.

After his joining, Manoj Baruah said the ideals of tiolism and regiolism are alogous. "People have appreciated the State BJP leadership as it is the only viable altertive to the Congress," he said.

BJP's Minority Morcha president Abdul Rashid Ansari, presiding over the function, said the rendra Modi government has met the promises made to the minority community before the Lok Sabha elections.

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