GUWAHATI, Dec 22 - New regional entrant Raijor Dal has started ground-level activities to build up its organisational base and the party is aiming to form its committees in all the 126 Legislative Assembly constituencies (LACs) of the State by early next month.
Speaking to The Assam Tribune on Tuesday, chief state convenor of Raijor Dal Bhasco De Saikia also said that the party is keen to tie up with the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) for the 2021 Assembly elections.
�We have started work on building up our organisational base across the State. The response at the ground level has been positive. Till date we have formed committees in 29 districts across Assam. In addition, we have also managed to set up our party committees in 75 constituencies,� he said.
The newly formed regional party will hold its first State-level convention at Moran with a three-day schedule from January 7.
�Our aim is to have committees in place across all 126 LACs by the time of the convention,� Saikia said. He added that the party is also simultaneously working at the lower tiers.
�So we are also working on building our organisational base at the panchayat and booth levels because the main strength of any party or outfit is primarily derived from its base at the grassroots. We are focusing on forming panchayat and booth committees, along with those at the district and constituency levels,� said the party�s chief state convenor.
He said the party�s ranks are being filled with people who were associated with the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and 70 other indigenous groups associated with it, and the Bir Lachit Sena, as well as �eminent citizens� from various fields and others.
Saikia said that Raijor Dal has so far not held discussions with any other party or outfit regarding alliance or tie-up for next year�s Assembly elections.
Asked if the party is keen to establish relations with the AJP, he said, �Something may happen soon in this regard. People of the State want both the parties to come closer. We must heed the voice of the masses.�
He categorically stated that the Raijor Dal would have no truck with the Congress, but left the door open for a future tie-up with the Left parties.
�If the Left parties decide not to have any relationship with the Congress then we may think of talking with them,� Saikia added.
Meanwhile, a number of people from the Congress and other parties are expected to join the Raijor Dal at various places in lower Assam in the coming days.