GUWAHATI: In a bid to strategise and fine-tune their preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in 2024, the Assam BJP’s core committee and IT cell convened separate meetings on Monday, shedding light on the party’s roadmap for the crucial elections.
The meetings witnessed the presence of prominent figures within the party, including Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, State President Bhabesh Kalita, Organisational General Secretary Ravindra Raju, and General Secretary Pallab Lochan Das, among others. With their collective vision focused on the approaching electoral challenge, the party leadership set the tone for an intensified and spirited campaign.
The IT cell meeting, notably, drew participation from the 11-member social media cells representing each constituency. The BJP emphasised that these cells play a pivotal role in countering misinformation, serving as the first line of defense against the proliferation of fake news.
Highlighting the significance of these interactions, Chief Minister Sarma shared his experience on a popular micro-blogging website, stating, “This evening, I attended the BJP Core Committee meeting at the party’s state office and addressed our social media workers.”
He further reinforced the crucial role undertaken by these volunteers, who contribute significantly to discrediting false narratives perpetuated by various lobbies, thereby safeguarding the integrity of democracy.
During a press meet following the meeting, Kalita expressed the committee’s deliberate efforts to bolster the party’s foundation and amplify its outreach. Addressing speculations of dissent within the party, he asserted, “There is nothing as an old member or a new member. We are all party workers and we work together, fulfilling the responsibilities entrusted to us.”
As the political landscape gains momentum ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Assam BJP’s proactive engagements reflect a determined approach to galvanise their supporters and align their strategies for a formidable presence on the electoral stage.