Assam: BJP Aspires to Field Candidate at Kaziranga Lok Sabha Seat, Says state Minister

Guwahati 27th February: Assam cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika has announced that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intends to nominate its candidate for the newly formed Kaziranga Lok Sabha constituency.

Addressing reporters, Hazarika indicated that given their ally, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), contested the Kaliabar seat previously, from which the Kaziranga seat emerged, they are keen on securing the opportunity to field their candidate.

“We will certainly advocate for our candidate to contest from Kaziranga. Last time, AGP contested here, so this time, we expect the chance. While we will make the demand, the ultimate decision rests with our party leadership. Our party members will abide by their decision. Whether the seat is allotted to AGP or BJP, our workers will adhere to the leadership’s decision,” stated Hazarika.

The BJP is yet to unveil its seat-sharing arrangements with its NDA allies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Discussions with primary allies in Assam, the AGP, and the UPPL, are ongoing. Speculation suggests BJP may seek more seats compared to the previous polls or stake claims on specific constituencies.

Regarding recent defections from the Congress, Hazarika remarked that the party is grappling with internal turmoil, which poses no concern for the BJP.

“While Congress faces a storm, we remain unscathed. Their MLAs, leaders, and workers are defecting regularly. The turmoil has engulfed Bhupen Borah’s residence and the Congress party. Yet, we remain unaffected because the people of Assam support us. Any storm directed at us will be confronted by the people of Assam. The Congress bears the brunt of the storm,” Hazarika asserted.

Hazarika’s statement follows Congress leader Bhupen Borah’s criticism of CM Sarma for transferring his relatives to distant locations in the state. Borah accused Sarma of abusing his authority and exhibiting hostility towards him and his family.

Borah even referred to Sarma as a symbol of fear, implying that Sarma’s actions evoke apprehension among others.

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