Guwahati: Though the dates for the long-pending municipal elections in Assam are yet to be announced, the race for securing tickets by party workers has already begun in the ruling BJP camp and it is the women’s wing of the saffron brigade, who are demanding a bigger share.
The ladies’ wing of the saffron camp is making all the noises for a bigger share in the allotment of tickets.
The situation has also forced Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to publicly announce that seats will be reserved for the women candidates in the upcoming civic elections, which is slated to take place in the first half of 2022.
“We are thankful to Chief Minister Sarma for announcing that seats will be reserved for women candidates in the civic elections. Moreover, he said that in any ward if a women candidate emerges as a winner that very seat will be reserved for the next ten years,” Angoorlata Deka, President of Mahila Morcha Assam said.
Notably, after a resounding victory by saffron brigade in just concluded Tripura Municipal Elections, the focus has now shifted to Assam.
And for 52-year old Sarma, the civic election comes as yet another opportunity after by-elections to cement his position as to show off his election-winning strategy, being at the helm of the affairs of the state, who has put off many fires for BJP in Assam.
On the other hand, the opposition Congress which faced drubbing in the by-elections in the state has adopted a policy `go alone’ in the civic polls.
The grand old party has formed 84 election committees for all the 84 municipal areas under the leadership of senior party leaders. The party faces an uphill task as it failed to keep Grand Alliance going after assembly elections, whereas BJP has kept its allies intact.
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