GUWAHATI, April 27 - The ruling BJP in Assam has asked all its Lok Sabha election candidates to submit sealed letters providing details regarding any likely attempts at internal sabotage by disgruntled elements within the party.
Candidates have been told to hand over sealed complaints to State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass in this regard, said sources in the ruling party.
The sources said that there have been reports from some constituencies about disgruntled party leaders either not cooperating with the candidates during the campaign for the parliamentary polls and, in some cases, of even attempts to sabotage the chances of the party nominees.
�The party is taking no chances. The BJP is known for its discipline and all our cadres are expected to toe the party line and carry out all the decisions once they are taken. However, there were some complaints that certain elements within the organisation tried to sabotage prospects of our official candidates. If such allegations are really true, then the party will not tolerate such indiscipline and action will be taken against those responsible,� said a source in the State BJP.
All the BJP candidates have been asked to submit letters, providing adequate relevant information, to Dass at the earliest in case any one has reasons to doubt that any leader or cadre carried out such internal sabotage.
It is noteworthy that this time, the BJP denied tickets to five of its seven sitting MPs in Assam. While most of those who were denied tickets fell in line and took part in the electioneering activities on behalf of those who secured nominations, one or two of the dropped MPs voiced their disappointment in public.
The State BJP has also sought reports from all booth, mandal and district party units regarding polling in the Lok Sabha elections. The units have been directed to submit detailed reports regarding the voting pattern and other details in their localities.