MANGALDAI, April 5 - A statement in an election rally on Thursday afternoon at Dhula under Mangaldai LAC by State BJP president Ranjeet Dass himself has shown that the saffron party has presently lost its popularity in comparison to that of the last Assembly election.
While referring to a pre-poll survey of the party on the winning prospect of the BJP candidate in the Mangaldai Lok Sabha, the State BJP president in the presence of Mangaldai legislator Gurujyoti Das and other party leaders stated that in Mangaldai LAC their party candidate ought to take a lead of 20,000 votes over his rival Congress candidate.
Thus, from the statement of the State BJP president it is evident that the party is losing its popularity as during the last Assembly election the party candidate Gurujyoti Das won the seat from his rival candidate by a major margin of over 50,000 votes.
Later, talking to mediapersons, Dass clarified that he was just going by a survey result. �I just mentioned about a survey that was undertaken. In reality, the poll margin will be much bigger,� he speculated.
While addressing a sizeable gathering in the religious-minority dominated area, Ranjeet Dass also claimed that the BJP and its allies would win all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the State.
Mentioning about the Diphu Lok Sabha seat, he announced that if their candidate fails to win the seat, he would leave politics forever.
Earlier, underlining the importance of bringing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power for another term, Dass said the BJP is the only political party in India which has chosen two sons hailing from poor families as Prime Minister, i.e., late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and presently Narendra Modi.
�This is a true reflection of the commitment of the BJP towards our countrymen. The Congress which lorded over the country for quite a long time can never imagine of projecting a person from a poor family as the Prime Minister,� he said.
Describing the AIUDF candidate for Dhubri Badruddin Ajmal as an encroacher in Dhubri, the BJP�s state president said that the people of Dhubri would evict the encroacher in this election.
Both the legislators Gurujyoti Das of Mangaldai and Binanda Kumar Saikia of Sipajhar, BJP�s district president Nilima Devi and secretary Sewali Goswami Kalita also attended the rally.
Significantly, several youths belonging to the religious minority community of the area formally took primary membership of the saffron party.