Newly appointed Assam BJP president Bhabesh Kalita said that the demography of immigrant minority dominated areas like Goalpara, Dhubri and Barpeta do not suit saffron party, for which the party has a lot to do to build a strong foundation in those areas.
He said to strengthen the party in those areas is the biggest challenge for the party.
He said to strengthen the party more at the grass root level across the state is his prime focus.
“We have to build a strong foundation in every village of the state. We want to create an atmosphere of unity and brotherhood among the communities and we have been successful to some extent in the last five years. The party workers have a lot of responsibility to assist the government in taking the government schemes to the last person,” he said.
Meanwhile, talking about the upcoming bye-polls in three legislative constituencies – Mariani, Gossaigaon and Tamulpur, he said, “I would like to make it clear first that BJP-led alliance will win the bye-polls in all the three constituencies. Tamulpur and Gossaigaon are UPPL’s seats according to the pre-poll alliance formed ahead of the assembly elections. UPPL lost the Gossaigaon seat at the hands of Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) and won the Tamulpur seat. Unfortunately, Gossaigaon MLA Majendra Narzary and Tamulpur MLA Lehoram Boro recently died due to Covid-19 and since then, the seats are lying vacant. As far as Mariani is concerned, BJP will fight and win it. The alliance will continue in Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024.”
Talking about the opposition, he said, “For a healthier democracy, we need a strong opposition. I feel pity for the present condition of the opposition in Assam. It is not BJP. It is the Congress, which is doing communal politics. It tied alliance with Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and left parties.”
He further said that the BJP has never indulged in communal politics. “We asked the voters if they would vote for them who posed a challenge for the civilization or if they would vote for BJP-led alliance who has put its all efforts to protect the thousands years old civilization. So, the result is here that BJP formed government for the second consecutive term,” he added.
While asked about the BJP’s stand on Citizenship Amendment Act, he said, “CAA is a Central act. It is not only for Assam. It is applicable across the country. Why not in Assam? Isn’t Assam an integral part of the country?”
“CAA was never an issue for the people of the state. People want speedy development in the state, which was missing in the last 15 years under the rules of Congress. For sake of all round speedy development, people have rejected the Congress and gave mandate to the BJP led alliance for the second consecutive term,” he added.