Tripura BJP works hard ahead of Amit Shah’s visit

Agartala, Jan 2: The BJP Tripura state committee headed by its president and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb held a high level meeting last night with the top leaders of the party including ministers, a few MLAs and functionaries of different wings of the party to review the preparation in view of party national president Amit Shah’s visit on January 5.

The meeting has resolved to make an impressive gathering in the rally of page observers (Pristapramukhs) of the party at booth level at Vivekananda Stadium. The meeting has also reviewed the activities of the party at ground level and discussed about the plan of action to accelerate party functioning ahead of upcoming general election.

According to report, Shah is scheduled to attend a slew of meetings with party leaders, ministers and MLA’s separately to have discussions on strategies of two Loksabha seats besides, seeking choice of candidates from the state leaderships.

Shah’s visit to Tripura is considered to be the preparation of BJP for electioneering in the state. Deb has directed all party wing heads, MLAs and ministers to be prepared with their suggestions and strategies for the election to be presented comprehensively before Shah, party insiders said.

According to schedule, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and organisational bigwigs will receive Shah at MBB airport at 1230 hrs on January 5 next and after lunch he will have brief meeting with the selected leaders of the party followed by addressing 42,000 page observers rally. 

Afterwards, he is scheduled to chair meeting of office bearers and core committee members of state BJP. In the evening, he will have a separate meeting with the members of the council of ministers before he leaves for New Delhi where he will review the performance of the individual ministers.

The BJP president has set a target to win at least 21 seats out of 25 parliamentary constituencies from the Northeast in Loksabha polls in 2019. The BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), which has six chief ministers, MPs, MLAs and representatives of regional parties, NDPP, NPP, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and Ganashakti Party.

The eight states of the Northeast have 24 parliamentary seats, and BJP led NDA is now having 11 MPs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to visit Tripura on January 29 next.

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