GUWAHATI, Sept 11: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed confidence that the BJP will secure victory in 22 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the North-Eastern region during the upcoming general elections in the next year. He attributed this predicted success to the development work carried out under the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
Addressing the national executive meeting of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha over a two-day period, Sarma highlighted the transformation that the North-East has witnessed since 2014, citing notable improvements in the transportation sector, particularly in states like Arunachal Pradesh.
Despite recent ethnic violence in Manipur, Sarma noted that the region has maintained adequate commodity supplies due to its multiple national highway connections.
He emphasised the progress in rural electrification and the establishment of educational institutions in the North-East, affirming that the region has become more integrated into the national mainstream. Additionally, he claimed that people from the North-East no longer face racial discrimination in other parts of the country.
Sarma praised the BJP’s efforts to reach every household in the North-East and expressed his certainty that out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats from the region, the BJP will win 22. He asserted that the benefits of government schemes under the BJP have reached the people more effectively than during Congress regimes.
Furthermore, Sarma underscored his commitment to ensuring the reelection of Prime Minister Modi for a third term, expressing confidence in the formation of the Modi government in India while making a lighthearted comment about the Congress potentially forming a government on the moon or other distant locations.
Sarma also highlighted his government’s initiatives for women’s empowerment, including the expansion of self-help groups, support for entrepreneurial ventures, and financial assistance for widows and abandoned women.
This prediction sets the stage for what promises to be a competitive and closely watched general election in the North-Eastern region next year. (With inputs from PTI)