NEW DELHI, Oct 17 - The BJP seems to be in no hurry to induct the nine Congress MLAs, with BJP general secretary in-charge for Assam, Ram Madhav hinting that they may have to wait a little longer.
Talking to newsmen on the sidelines of the North East Festival, Madhav, when asked about the fate of these nine Congress MLAs who have since been expelled from the party, replied that it is not important. What is important though is that they have met BJP national president Amit Shah and expressed confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.
Madhav added that more people are likely to join the BJP in Assam soon. The nine MLAs, all belonging to Himanta Biswa Sarma�s camp, are waiting eagerly to join the BJP. An internal tussle in the party over allocation of tickets has forced the BJP to stall the process, said sources.
Asked about the BJP�s plans, Madhav said that in the coming six months, the party would launch a massive campaign in the State, targeting Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The people of Assam have lost faith in the leadership of Gogoi because of rampant corruption and misgovernance.
The next government in Assam will be formed by the BJP, he claimed.