GUWAHATI, July 12 - The second visit of the BJP national president, Amit Shah, scheduled on July 14 within a span of just two and half months to Guwahati has been looked towards with much anticipation by the North-east units of the party including the State BJP.
The leader will take stock of the progress of the Maha Sampark Abhiyan as well as review party activities in the North-east.
He will address a zonal organising meeting of the North-east states in Guwahati and sources here said that this visit is very significant for the region as the party is keen to bring the North-east to the national mainstream and particularly for Assam which is getting ready for the 2016 assembly election.
According to State BJP spokesperson Shiladitya Dev, the national president will take up several issues including strengthening the organisational base of the party. �This zonal meet will be attended by all state office bearers, district presidents and general secretaries including coordinators of the Maha Sampark Abhiyan,� informed Dev, adding that Shah will motivate the leaders to establish direct contact with the grassroot workers.
Dev further said that national leaders of the party are giving more importance to Assam as the state goes for assembly election next year. �In the mean time the State BJP has geared up its election preparedness. Already application for candidature for the 120 assembly seats has expired. As part of the election strategy we have made a comprehensive plan to expose the failure and rampant corruption of the ruling Congress,� said Dev mentioning that the BJP has grown in Assam and the people in the state now believe that the BJP can form a government on its own strength.