BJP is all set to fight the general polls and is trying there every bit to get nothing less than victory. The northeast Indian including Sikkim holds 25 seats in the Lok Sabha and according to the recent plannings, BJP aims to acquire at least 20 seats including the 13 seats currently held by the opposition.
Amit Shah has set a roadmap for the eight northeastern states in India and as per the plans, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will take charge of the responsibility to nail down 20 seats for the party.
Of the total 25 seats, the NDA in 2014 had won 11 seats, BJP had won seven seats in Assam and one in Arunachal Pradesh. The allies of BJP were successful in getting 3 seats, with Naga Peoples Front, Sikkim Democratic Front and National People’s Party, each getting one seat.
On the other hand, Congress had won 3 seats in Assam in 2014 in Silchar, Autonomous districts and Koliabor. The party also won one seat each in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and two in Manipur. While the All India United Democratic Front won 3 in Barpeta, Dhubri and Karimganj. One seat was taken by an independent candidate. The Left Front had won 2 seats in Tripura.
Ravi Shankar Prasad had recently visited Assam to assess the political situation and further make strategies to fulfil the aim to nailing down 20 seats for BJP.