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BJP Leaders from Eastern and Northeastern States Convene in Guwahati to Strategize for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Correspondent Correspondent
Thursday, July 06, 2023
BJP Leaders from Eastern and Northeastern States Convene in Guwahati to Strategize for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

High-Level BJP Meeting in Guwahati Sets the Stage for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.

Guwahati, July 06, 2023: In a significant gathering of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, representatives from 12 states in eastern and northeastern India convened in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday. The purpose of the meeting was to strategize and plan for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

The gathering witnessed the participation of prominent figures such as BL Santosh, the national general secretary of the BJP, Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, and Manik Saha, Chief Minister of Tripura. Additionally, party MPs, MLAs, and state unit presidents were present to contribute to the discussions.

During the course of the day-long meeting, the leaders dedicated their efforts to bolstering the party's organizational structure and devising effective election strategies. Bhabesh Kalita, the Assam president of the BJP, elaborated on these key points of discussion when speaking with reporters.

"Our primary objective is to secure Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election for a third consecutive term, and we are diligently working towards achieving this goal," stated Kalita.

Baijayant Panda, the BJP's representative for Assam, emphasized the party's commitment to engaging with the people throughout the year, rather than solely during election periods. He further highlighted that the meeting would specifically address organizational matters within the state units of the eastern and northeastern regions.

Prior to the commencement of the meeting, the BJP leaders paid their respects to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of the Jana Sangh, on his birth anniversary at the party's state headquarters.

The 12 states represented in the meeting collectively hold a significant number of Lok Sabha seats, totaling 142. In the 2019 elections, the BJP emerged victorious in 68 of these seats.

Among the northeastern states, Assam holds the highest number of Lok Sabha seats with 14, followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Tripura with two seats each. Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim each have one seat. In the eastern region, West Bengal possesses 42 seats, Bihar has 40 seats, Odisha has 21 seats, and Jharkhand has 14 seats. The meeting also acknowledged the upcoming Assembly elections in Mizoram, scheduled to take place later this year.

Furthermore, it was announced that BJP leaders from northern, central, and western states will convene in New Delhi on July 7, while their counterparts from southern states will meet in Hyderabad on July