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Assembly elections 2017: Gujarat and Himachal in pocket, BJP confident of winning Meghalaya

BJP is working to achieve its target “Mission 40” in the 60-member assembly in the elections scheduled to be held in February-March next year

india Updated: Dec 18, 2017 21:40 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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BJP workers celebrate their victory in the assembly elections, at the party office 'Kamlam' in Gandhinagar on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Elated with BJP’s victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, BJP workers in poll-bound Meghalaya on Monday voiced confidence that their party would oust the ruling Congress.

Party workers are already working on the ground to achieve its target “Mission 40”, targeting to win 40 seats in the 60-member assembly in the elections scheduled to be held in February-March next year, said BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli.

“The mood of change is already certain in Meghalaya. The people of Meghalaya are looking for a new change and this is obvious with several Congress legislators jumping the ship,” Kohli told IANS.

“Politics of development is getting stamp of approval across India under the BJP rule. Why should Meghalaya be excluded from it?” he said.

State BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh said that talks are still on with some sitting legislators, including Congress’ Alexander Hek and Nationalist Congress Partys’ Sanbor Shullai for joining the party.

“They will be joining us (BJP) at the right time along with Independent legislators,” Lyngdoh told IANS.

First Published: Dec 18, 2017 21:40 IST