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RSS-BJP team taking Assamese tutorials

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, July 23: A RSS-BJP poll team is undergoing tutorials in Assamese language as part of the party's campaign strategy for next year's assembly elections in Assam.

The team, which is scheduled to visit Assam in the first week of August, will conduct a week-long "survey" at the grassroots level in the State through "people-to-people" contact, party sources said.

Another 40-member team will visit the State in October end. The third team having around 1,000 members will camp in the State for over three months till the elections and conduct door-to-door campaigns.

On the other hand, BJP president Amit Shah will chair a meeting at his residence on July 25 to discuss the elections in five states, including Assam. Shah is expected to distribute responsibilities during that meeting. Shah, who had visited the State recently, had also chaired a meeting with leaders from Assam and West Bengal last Sunday at his residence.

Buoyed by the results in the last Lok Sabha elections and the civil polls, the BJP is giving special importance to the Assam assembly elections slate for April-May next year.

Meanwhile, sources in the party's central committee indicated that there will not be any changes in the State leadership. It was rumored that State president Siddhartha Bhattacharjee is staring at an exit, following several complaints against him.

There are allegations of arrogance against Bhattacharjee. Some also say that some senior party members were feeling "left-out" and "ignored" under him. His open spat with Guwahati MP and senior leader Bijoya Chakraborty reportedly has not gone down well with party big-wigs.

The central leadership has asked Bhattacharjee to "work hard" to ensure victory in the assembly elections.

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