BJP, Congress youth wings in Assam carrying out extensive ground work ahead of elections

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BJP, Congress youth wings in Assam carrying out extensive ground work ahead of elections

Srijit Banerjee | April 06, 2019 15:28 hrs

GUWAHATI: With the elections just around the corner, political parties are making last minutes efforts to woo the voters over to their respective sides. Youth wings of these parties are carrying out extensive ground work to ensure that their party secure the maximum votes in the upcoming general elections. BJP’s youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), is carrying out various activities throughout the state to gain maximum support from the people.
The Yuva Morcha of the BJP is carrying extensive out door-to-door campaigns, informing people about works done by them both at national and state levels. It is also carrying out an activity named Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot where Yuva Morcha members have been given the charge to look after each booth to ensure strong presence for their party. Speaking to G Plus, Ishan Bharali, who is a state executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha said, “Each booth will have 30 Yuva Morcha members looking after it to ensure maximum support for the party at booth level. Further, we are also carrying out door-to-door campaigns informing the people about the work carried out by government both at national and state levels.”

He also said that Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha is doing extensive ground work to attract young and new voters. Slogan campaigns like “Phir Ekbar Modi Sarkar” are being raised to bring in their support. “The BJYM is carrying out these works in all the districts of the state and hosting sporting events under the banner of Kamal Cup,” said Bharali.

The BJYM is also working in various areas within the state to spread the word about all the 14 national programmes introduced under the Modi government. They have been working at the booth level to garner support for the party. Bharali further said, “We are visiting every village in the state to spread awareness among the young voters about the developmental work under the BJP government.”   

On the other hand Indian Youth Congress, which the youth wing of the Indian National Congress, is also carrying out similar exercises. Speaking to G Plus, Parag Kr Das, who is the vice president of the Kamrup Metro Youth Congress and convenor of Youth Congress Gauhati Lok Sabha said, “We are carrying out door-to-door campaigns in all the districts in the state spreading awareness among the people especially among new voters. We are also enlightening the people about the developmental works and the achievement of the UPA (United Progressive Alliance).”

Further, they are distributing leaflets carrying information about the schemes that will be introduced, if the Congress comes to power. “We are going to the villages and collecting phone numbers of the voters to inform them about party meetings and the party’s stand on various issues,” said Das. He also informed that they are distributing leaflets carrying information about the latest scheme, ‘NYAY’ (Nyuntam Aay Yojana), presented by Rahul Gandhi in which Rs 72,000 would be deposited in bank accounts of the women belonging to poor families, annually.

The Youth Congress has been carrying out street corner meetings in every city, town and village. “We are organising street corner meetings in every part of the state on daily basis; we invite people to these meetings and inform them about unfulfilled promises made by the Modi government and also about failed policies like demonetisation which has affected the common people of the country. We have launched extensive campaigns ensuring maximum support for the party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” said Das.

It seems that both youth organisations are carrying extensive campaigns to garner support for their respective parties.
However, the BJP youth organisation’s foothold seems to be better and the Youth Congress has to catch up to mark its presence. However, it will be a tough fight and both the parties will go head-to-head to ensure that they get the maximum seats from the state.

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