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BJP starts preparation for by-elections for 4 assembly seats in Assam

Assam BJP has started its preparation for the by elections for the four assembly seats in the state. The four constituencies – Sonari, Ratabari, Rangapara and Jania – were laying vacant after the respective MLAs have elected as the MP in the last Lok Sabha polls.

BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass said that as the flood water has receded and the situation has come to the normal, they want to focus at these four seats.

“To work for the upcoming by elections at the four constituencies in the state, we have already formed sub-committees with the convenors for all the four constituencies.  And they will start their works from August 1. We are quite hopeful of increasing our tally. Out of four, three were already in our hold and we are confident of adding Jania constituency,” Dass said.

However, the by election dates are yet to be announced. Topon Kumar Gogoi of Sonari, Pallab Lochan Das of Rangapara and Kripanath Mallah of Ratabari, all from BJP had won from Jorhat, Tezpur and Karimganj in the Lok Sabha polls. While Abdul Khaleque of Congress who was the Jania MLA won from Barpeta constituency.

The sub-committees includes state minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, MPs Rameswar Teli, Topon Kumar Gogoi, Kripanath Mallah and Pallab Lochan Das besides a host of the MLAs.

Dismissing the chances of leaving some of the seats to their allies, Dass said that both the AGP and BPF will support their candidates in all the constituencies.

Apart from that, the BJP is also targeting to increase their membership across the state in the coming days. Dass said that they will overcome their target of 40 lakh.

“We already had 29 lakh workers across the state. Though the next target is 11 lakh, I’m quite hopeful that we will get more than 15 lakhs. Already we are getting good response from all the corners of the state and all our eight morchas are also working hard to get the members onboard,” he said.

The ruling party chief has also appreciated the gesture of the people this time towards the flood affected people. “It’s great to see people lining up to pay cheque at the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. I have never seen such a sight. I would like to thank all the people who contributed for the CM’s relief fund on behalf of the party,” Dass added.

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