GUWAHATI, Aug 4 - The ruling BJP today announced its new State committee for the 2020-23 period.
The list of office-bearers includes names of both veterans as well as youngsters, with a clear focus on getting the party ready for the 2021 Assam Assembly elections.
State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass announced the names of the new office-bearers at an event held at the PWD Convention and Training Centre auditorium here.
There are eight vice presidents, four general secretaries and nine secretaries in the new State unit of the party. As per BJP�s constitution, 30 per cent of the posts have been given to women cadres.
The newly appointed vice presidents are Dr Hemaprova Borthakur, Bijuli Kalita Medhi, Rekha Rani Das Boro, Swapnanil Barua, Ratan Teron, Pulak Gohain, Jayanta Das and Jayanta Malla Baruah.
Among the general secretaries of the new State committee is Phanindranath Sarma, who has been retained for a second consecutive term as the organizational general secretary.
In addition, three serving Lok Sabha MPs � Dr Rajdeep Roy of Silchar, Topon Kumar Gogoi of Jorhat and Pallab Lochan Das of Tezpur � have been appointed as general secretaries.
While Rajkumar Sarma has been reappointed as treasurer for a second consecutive term, among the secretaries of the new committee are Diplu Ranjan Sarma, Kishore Upadhyay, Krishnamoni Chutia, Sukumar Biswas and Akoni Devi.
Dass also announced the names of the presidents of the State BJP�s various wings, including Yuva Morcha, Minority Morcha, Tea Morcha and Mahila Morcha.
The rest of the list, including the names of State executive committee members, will be made public within the next few days.
It is noteworthy that Dass himself had been re-elected as State BJP president in January this year for a second consecutive term.
There was a delay in announcement of the new team on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new committee will have a three-year term.
Speaking on the occasion, Dass said that general secretaries of the State unit will not be eligible to seek nominations for the Assembly polls.
�That is why we have named MPs as general secretaries of the State committee this time. The general secretaries will be able to concentrate fully on organizational work. We hope that people of Assam will continue to repose their faith in us in the 2021 Assembly elections,� he said.
He added that the party has tried to accommodate representatives from all communities and regions of the State in the new list of office-bearers.
Dass claimed that the Sarbananda Sonowal-led ministry has been able to stand up to the expectations of the people of Assam.
�We do not have the habit of acting surreptitiously. Our party takes a clear stand on every issue. We are also a party with a difference and dynasty or family has no place in the BJP,� he said.