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Amit Shah asks north-east party leaders to ensure BJP victory in 2018, 2019 elections

Assembly elections in Mizoram is slated later this year end while Arunachal Pradesh will have its assembly elections next year along with the Lok Sabha polls.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2018 19:57 IST
Sobhapati Samom
Sobhapati Samom
Hindustan Times, Imphal
Amit Shah,Tolly Baithak,Meghalaya
BJP president Amit Shah arrived in Imphal on Saturday to attend Tolly Baithak on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday asked party leaders in the north-east to work hard to ensure party’s victory in the upcoming assembly and Lok Sabha elections this year and the next.

“Our national party president (Shah) wants us to work hard to win the elections,” said BJP Mizoram Pradesh general secretary Vanlal Hmuaka after meeting Shah. “He also advised us to join hands with a regional party in Mizoram to fight the ruling Congress.”

Assembly elections in Mizoram is slated later this year end while Arunachal Pradesh will have its assembly elections next year along with the Lok Sabha polls.

Sharing a similar sentiment, BJP Arunachal Pradesh president Tapir Gao after the meeting with Shah said, “In our meeting with Amit Shahji, we discussed about our party’s strategies, planning and organisational matters to win all the seats in the forthcoming elections.”

The BJP has formed governments on its own in Arunachal, Assam and Tripura and is an alliance partner in Manipur and Meghalaya governments.

Ahead of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram unit delegations meetings, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb led party leaders in an hour-long meeting with Shah. All the meetings were attended by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, BJP north-east in-charge Ajay Jamwal and North East Democratic Alliance convener Himanta Biswa Sharma.

Earlier Shah was accorded a warm welcome by the state chief minister N Biren Singh and BJP state unit chief and MP Kh Bhabananda. Shah will leave for New Delhi on Sunday morning.

First Published: Jun 30, 2018 17:15 IST