GUWAHATI, April 17 � The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest next year�s Assembly polls in Assam on its own and is confident of gaining a majority.
Speaking to The Assam Tribune, BJP Assam In-charge (Prabhari) Mahendra Singh said today that over 23.5 lakh new members have taken membership of the party in the State during the ongoing drive.
�Our national president Amit Shah had fixed a target of 25 lakh new members for Assam and we will achieve the target within this month,� Singh said.
Before the latest drive which started late last year, the party had 2.5 lakh members in Assam.
�During the drive our workers have spread across the entire State and among all communities. We will soon launch a Maha Sampark Abhiyan and will next visit all our new members and they will be given forms which will have to be filled up with their details. The new members will be given training and lessons on our ideology,� Singh said.
He said the outreach programme will help the party spread itself further.
�People of Assam are desperate to see the ouster of the Congress. The Congress is on its way out and the BJP is now on its way in. We will fight the polls alone and we will form our government in Assam with an absolute majority,� Singh said.
Meanwhile, a number of people joined the BJP today at the party�s State headquarters here.
Among those who joined the saffron party were former AASU general secretary and APCC spokesperson Omiyo Bhuyan, APCC member Ashok Bhattarai, All Deori Students Union president Haren Deori and former AASU Golaghat district secretary Biju Bora.
BJP national president Amit Shah will be in Guwahati on April 26 and will address a public meeting at the Veterinary College ground.