BJP felicitates Panchayat Poll winners
GUWAHATI: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a programme to felicitate the winners of the panchayat polls from across Assam on January 24.
BJP bagged 11,325 out of the total 26,784 posts in the panchayat-level elections, the results of which were declared in December.
Winners of various posts including the gaon panchayat members, gaon panchayat presidents, anchalik panchayat members and zila parishad members were present during the occasion.
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Further, Uttar Pradesh minister for rural development Mahendra Singh was also present during the programme. He has been appointed to help BJP to prepare for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking during the programme he said, “I have seen a lot of development on various fronts in Assam during the past few years. We have prepared the entire structure and plan for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. After emerging victorious in the panchayat elections and now in the Dima Hasao Council polls, we are certain of winning the Lok Sabha elections in Assam too.”
Further, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to the people not to believe the misinformation being spread by some people on the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
“If the Bill is passed then suddenly people from other countries will not come and settle in Assam. I want to clarify that there will be an extensive process of verification for granting citizenship to already existing minorities from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan in Assam,” said the Chief Minister.