GUWAHATI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win more than 100 seats out of the total 126 constituencies in the state in the ensuing Assam polls of 2021, said BJP’s Assam unit in-charge Baijayant Jay Panda on Thursday.
The National Vice President, Panda, was on a two-day visit to the state which concluded on Thursday. As per his assessment, the party has been doing good in the entire northeastern region.
“The recently concluded BTC elections’ results will have a massive impact on the upcoming assembly elections in the state next year and BJP will win 100 plus seats,” he said at a function in the city’s Srimanata Shankardev Kalakshetra.
He also said that the alliance with Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in the ensuing state polls was under discussion and a concrete decision would be out after sharp scrutiny before the assembly elections. BJP has earlier announced to target winning around 100 seats in the upcoming state polls.
The BJP is the single largest party with currently 60 MLAs in the 126-member Assam Assembly, while its allys BPF and AGP have 14 and 12 lawmakers respectively. Oppositon Congress has a strength of 22 MLAs while All Indian United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has 14 legislators.
Panda also said that the ongoing farmers’ protests in the National Capital Region were unwanted. He said that the farmers were misled.