By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 29: The election magement committee of the Assam State unit of the BJP is going to hold its first meeting on December 2 in Delhi, in front of top party leaders.
The committee that was formed on November 21 comprises State party president Sarbanda Sonowal as the chairman, MP Rajen Gohain, MP Ramen Deka and former state president Siddahrtha Bhattacjharyya as vice chairmen; and former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as the convener. The five members of the committee are MP Bijoya Chakraborty, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasha, Dr. Rajdeep Roy, Bijay Kumar Gupta and Mominul Aowal.
The meeting to be held in front of party high command is very crucial for the party that is not ready to take any risk, whatever minor it could be, especially after its Bihar poll debacle.
The meeting, according to sources in the party, is going to discuss every issue relating to the Assembly elections in Assam so as to erase any misunderstanding between the tiol leaders of the party and their state counterparts, including the grassroots-level workers in Assam.
“Every issue relating to Assam Assembly elections is an important issue for the party. The meeting is supposed to make a strategy to respond to the move by other parties in Assam to team up against the BJP so as to garner, what they call, non-BJP votes together to make it to Dispur. The party will discuss threadbare as to how block votes against the party as being planned by other parties in Assam can be tackled,” party sources said, and added: “The party lays stress on cooperation, development and security. By security we mean, the security to the culture, language, literature and existence of the indigenous ethnic groups and tribes in the State. What we have to bank on is identifying the sore areas of the Tarun Gogoi-led government that are out to irk people in the State. The party is set to go ahead for the Assembly polls by taking all ethic groups, tribes and smaller parties together.”