Aizawl: The BJP has expressed hope that it will come to power in the Christian dominated Mizoram by defeating its main rival the Indian National Congress in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Mizoram is the last Congress bastion in the North East. Lal Thanhawla led state Congress has been in power in the state since 2008 and is hoping to make a hat-trick in the upcoming assembly polls due at the end of this year.
Addressing a meeting at the party office here on Saturday, BJP leader of Mizoram Prabari (Incharge) Pawan Sharma said that he eye witnessed the rapid progress of BJP in the state for which he was hopeful that the party would come to power, a statement issued by BJP on Sunday said.
He said that the party would be able to win election without forging an alliance with any political party if it continues to grow like this.
The BJP has launched booth level campaign to strengthen the party since August last.
Sharma said that the party strength begin from booth level meet and hence expand gradually to the entire state.
Urging party workers to put in more efforts to strengthen the party, Sharma said that there is no reason of BJP losing the upcoming state assembly elections if party workers work hard at booth level.
Citing the rapid progress of BJP, he said it was initially begun with 10 members but now it has over 11 crore members across the country.
He said that the BJP would come to power in Mizoram as the party workers were working very hard.
Meanwhile, state BJP president Prof. JV Hluna said that the party national president Amit Shah would visit a poll-bound Mizoram next month.
Shah, who was anxious to come to Mizoram, will open the party office and meet party leaders here, he said.
According to Hluna, the president was well prepared for the upcoming assembly polls in Mizoram.
He expressed confidence that the BJP would come to power in the state to wipe out its main rival Congress, which is in power for 10 years since 2008.
Meanwhile, a senior BJP leader has said that the party would fight the Mizoram Assembly elections on development issue.
“Development is our agenda. In six states we have gone to the people with that agenda and in Mizoram also we will go with the same,” BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli told reporters at Shillong on Saturday.
The North East has moved away from the Congress party and the indications of Mizoram are certainly not healthy for the Congress party, he said adding the resignation of Mizoram Home Minister is a big development.