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The ruling BJP in Assam, on Wednesday, said the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections would be based on opinions and suggestions from the people.
“We have arranged 100 vehicles on which party members will tour across the Brahmaputra and Barak valleys in the State in the coming days ahead of the Assembly elections in April to seek the views of the people before we prepare the party’s manifesto,” state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass told reporters.
“Both MLAs and members of the manifesto committee will go door to door from today and interact with people to know the issues to be included in the manifesto,” Dass said.
“The people’s blessings coupled with the party’s active role have contributed to the government’s achievements over the years,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claimed that people of Assam were satisfied with the performance of the BJP-led state government in the past four and a half years.
“The people are happy with the performance of the state government, given that we have successfully implemented all central and state schemes. We aim to establish Assam among the top formidable states of the country for which we also have to hear what the people say. We have decided to take views from the electorate to know the issues to be included in the poll manifesto,” Sonowal said.
“The party will deliberate later, but first we have to know what people want as people are at the forefront of any democracy… we want to take the people along with the party in the election process,” he said.
On Tuesday, BJP national general secretary Dilip Saikia attended a meeting at Silchar organised by the BJP Cachar District Committee with discussions centring on the manifesto from the citizens’ perspective.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)