SILCHAR, Feb 8 � Even as he admitted of the initial tremors after the error with �immigrant� tag on the north-easterners in New Delhi in the vision document released by the Bharatiya Janata Party, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, the State BJP president firmly believes that the inadvertent error will not hamper the party in the civic and town committee polls across the State.
Addressing the media moments before the campaign for the civic polls ended here on Saturday, Bhattacharya said that for once he too was worried. But the way the national leadership has dealt with the issue is a clear indication that the error will not be a factor in the poll results. �Mistakes are a part of human life and people of Assam and Northeast have been reassured that there is a party which is ready to admit the errors,� Bhattacharya said. The State BJP president asserted that having visited the poll-bound destinations, he is confident of a �decisive mandate� in the favour of the BJP.
On the other hand, taking a potshot at the Asom Gana Parishad, Bhattacharya said that AGP has been obsessed playing regional politics based on linguistic parameters. He said that BJP is a party which believes in national integration and does not differentiate people on regional or linguistic factors.
Meanwhile, brushing aside the allegation by the Congress about Silchar not being a part of the Government�s �Smart City� scheme, Bhattacharya said that the second biggest urban sprawl is very much in the scheme of things and will be transformed into one of the Smart Cities soon. �This scheme to convert Silchar into a �Smart City� will be emphasised and placed as an agenda before the Government,� Bhattacharya maintained.