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BJP not to indulge in politics of vote: Varun Gandhi

india Updated: Nov 26, 2010 20:26 IST

BJP leader and in-charge of Assam Varun Gandhi on Friday asserted that the party would not indulge in "politics of vote but will strive to win the confidence of the people of the state".

Flagging off BJP's election campaign in Upper Assam towns of Tinsukia, Doomdooma, Digboi and Margherita for the assembly elections scheduled next year, the Pilibhit MP claimed that his party would desist from indulging in politics for the sake of votes.

"We are not fighting against the Congress or Asom Gana Parishad but instead fighting against poverty, corruption and for the well being of the downtrodden", Gandhi said.

The BJP was confident of doing very well in the elections as "we are focusing on issues relating to people rather then trying to win the elections with money or muscle power," he said.

"I would like to see candidates getting ticket not based on their wealth or influence, but those who are interested in working with the commoners at the grassroots," Gandhi said.

"We are here to seek confidence votes rather than politics of vote. Given a mandate, the BJP would take the state ahead by 100 years." Gandhi added.

The BJP had a pre-poll understanding with the AGP in the 2006 assembly polls and again in the last parliamentary polls but was likely to fight the forthcoming assembly elections on its own.