BJP alliance expecting 19-21 seats in Lok Sabha polls in NE — Himanta Biswa Sarma (PIC)
Imphal, Feb. 25 (EMN): Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that BJP and its alliance are projecting 25 candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in north-eastern states and is expecting at least 19-21 seats.
Sarma who is also the convenor of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) claimed that BJP will get 10 seats in Assam.
The minister was interacting with the reporters in Manipur during the launch of the BJP’s campaign “Bharat Ke Mann ki Baat, Modi ke Sath.”
Sarma airdashed to Manipur and launched the campaign which seek suggestions from people across the country to help the party prepare its manifesto.
In a month long campaign which was started from February 3, the BJP has been reaching out to people all over India to seek suggestions to forward to the subject experts for recommendation which will be reflected in the party’s election manifesto, Sarma who is the convenor of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) told reporters.
For this, he said the party will place drop boxes in 7,500 places where public can drop their suggestions for perusal by the party and for consideration in the manifesto.
Party leaders who are currently fanning out across India will meet all the stakeholders of democracy to incorporate their suggestions for the party’s vision document which can be implemented into action during the next regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sarma said.
The convenor informed that around 10% of the drop boxes will be placed in Northeast and 40 raths out of 300 raths will be travelling in the region for the campaign. The party want to generate minimum of one crore suggestions from the entire country as every Indian should have a view and stake in vision document, he added.
The campaign will conclude on March 3 next, in Dibrugarh on February 21.