Assam: BJP president Amit Shah to visit before panchayat poll
GUWAHATI, March 17, 2018: BJP national president Amit Shah will arrive here in Assam on March 24 to take stock of the saffron party's preparations for the upcoming panchayat polls, which have become a crucial factor ahead of the Lok Sabha election next year.
BJP state president Ranjit Kumar Das said the national party president will have meetings with 26,000 booth presidents, 303 mandal presidents, 38 district presidents on March 24, with an aim in mind to make panchayat bodies "Congress mukt" ahead of the parliamentary election.
"For the first time, our national president will be addressing such a large number of our party's grassroots leaders and office bearers. This is going to be the biggest gathering of leaders who are heading different levels of our party units. Amit ji's presence is going to a big morale booster for our workers and grassroots leaders," Das said.
"We have already geared up our grassroots workers for the panchayat polls, and we are confident that we will be able to free the rural local bodies from Congress's hold," he added.
Senior BJP leaders said the national president's visit to the state for the meetings is an indication of the degree of importance that the saffron party has attached to the panchayat election. Many feel the panchayat poll outcome is going to set the tempo for next year's Lok Sabha polls.
Source: Times of India
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