GUWAHATI: Assam financial apportion Himanta Biswa Sarma’s entrance in parliamentary polls remained a jinx. BJP has strictly settled that Sarma is not going to competition polls this time and will combine on Northeast India.
BJP is targeting to win 19 to 21 seats in a 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Northeast India. Eight states of Northeast India have 25 seats.
It was speculated that BJP would margin Sarma from Tezpur constituency. Recently sitting MP from Tezpur, Ram Prasad Sarmah, left BJP as a symbol of criticism for not promulgation his name in a row of names of a candidates. Sarmah on Friday got assignment forms.
Sarma, who is a convener of BJP, floated a non-Congress parties’ height – North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA)- and over a years has emerged as a star supporter and pivotal strategist of a celebration in a Northeast India.
Putting all conjecture on Sarma’s Lok Sabha entrance to rest, BJP boss Amit Shah in a twitter said: “ With Sarma carrying responsibilities of NEDA authority and growth of a whole north-east region, a executive care has urged him to concentration on his stream responsibilities and minister to creation a celebration stronger in Assam and northeast.”
“I accept BJP in Assam and Northeast India will accept a decision. we am assured that this preference will take Assam and a whole northeast towards a development,” he added.
Sarma in twitter replied, “I am grateful for a trust reposed in me. we accept your decision. Northeast India will not defect we during a time when a nation is penetrating on creation Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM once again.”
A comparison BJP leader, who does not wish to be named, told ET: “ BJP needs Sarma’s clothing to urge a total in a region, Sarma has been party’s primary supporter in 2016 public polls, in recently hold Panchayat polls and other polls in a councils. Fighting choosing will meant Sarma has to concentration on one subdivision that BJP can't afford.”
Already BJP, in a list expelled on Thursday, has axed out 3 sitting MPs.
Guwahati MP Bijoya Charkavorty is transposed by Queen Ojha while Dilip Saikia will now competition from Mangaldoi in place of Ramen Deka. In Jorhat, a celebration has transposed Kamakya Tassa with Tapan Gogoi.
BJP Assam section President, Ranjeet Kumar Dass pronounced Sarma has to demeanour after all a 25 parliamentary seats opposite a segment and can't sojourn cramped to a sold seat.