Aim is to win 21 seats from Northeast states in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: BJP chief Amit Shah in Assam

Addressing a rally of BJP booth unit chiefs in Guwahati, Amit Shah asked the party members to work towards achieving this target.

Published: 24th March 2018 03:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2018 03:28 PM   |  A+A-

BJP National President Amit Shah being feliciated with an Assamese japi at the meeting of the party's booth presidents in the view for the upcoming panchayat polls in Guwahati on Saturday. (PTI)


GUWAHATI: Gearing up for the next general election, BJP President Amit Shah today set a target of 21 seats out of 25 parliamentary constituencies from northeast in Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

Addressing a rally of BJP booth unit chiefs here, he asked the party members to work towards achieving this target.

"I want to give a target for 2019 polls. We want to win more than 21 seats out of 25 seats from North East," Shah said in the rally.

"Except Mizoram, all other states in NE are ruled by NEDA (North-East Democratic Alliance) constituents. So all of you need to take it forward," Shah said, adding the party won eight seats from the region during last Lok Sabha polls in 2014.

The BJP needs to win maximum number of seats from northeast to strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that development of the region continues.

The party chief also asked the Assam unit to expand the network and appoint "Page Pramukh" or the in-charge of each page of electoral list.

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