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    Ruling BJP in Assam targets to garner at least 1 crore votes in the 2021 assembly polls

    The ruling BJP in Assam is targeting to garner at least 1 crore votes in the 2021 assembly polls. In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Assam had a total electorate of nearly 2.18 crore. After revision of the electoral roll ahead of the assembly polls this year, this number is likely to increase.

    • The meeting between the EC brass and home secretary Ajay Bhalla at Nirvachan Sadan came ahead of a visit by the Commission to West Bengal and Assam next week to assess poll preparedness.

      BJP national president JP Nadda and national general secretary BL Santosh held core committee and election committee meetings of the party on Monday in Guwahati.

      Sarma said that with the coming of BJP led government in power state has seen new dawn of development. He said, “Free text book is provided to over 4.5 lakh students, college and post graduate students will get Rs 1500 to purchase books”

      Assam is likely to go to polls in April this year. Nitin Khade Chief Electoral Officer in a statement stated Sharma with other senior officers of the Commission will hold review meetings on preparedness for forthcoming General Elections to Assam Legislative Assembly with the District Election Officers, Superintendents of Police of twenty Election districts at Dibrugarh on January 11.

      Mizoram BJP president Vanlalhmuaka told ET: " The home minister will visit Champai and from there will go to Zokothar on January 9." Zokothar is a border town along the Indo-Myanmar border.

      Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that providing scooty in recognition to the merits of the girl students living in the remote corners of the state would help them to pursue their studies in new found zeal. He also said that in the coming days, State government is contemplating to replicate the similar scheme for the male students.

      Classroom teaching started on the first day of the new year for pupils studying in classes one to five, though their attendance is not compulsory and will depend on parental consent.

      Sarma said, “Dry run will be conducted without a vaccine. We are happy for the fact that Assam is among the four states which also include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Punjab for dry run.”

      A senior police officer said, “They were arrested while they crossed the border. They were first detained on December 22 which was coming from Agartala. Later they detained from the Churaibari inter-state border.”

      In Manipur, he will lay the foundation stones of the Churachandpur medical college, an IIT at Muongkhong, a state government guest house, the state police headquarters and the integrated command and control centre in Imphal.

      BJP president J P Nadda tweeted, “Thank you Assam for this massive mandate to BJP in Tiwa Autonomous Council elections. Assam is progressing towards a brighter future & the people continue to keep their faith in the vision of PM @narendramodiji. Congratulation to @sarbanandsonwal @himantabiswa & Team @BJP4Assam.”

      The MoU was exchanged by Pabitra Ram Khaund, Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department and Dr. R.K. Singh, General Manager, SIDBI in the presence of Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and Commissioner and Secretary, Dr. KK Dwivedi. Through this MoU, SIDBI in association with Industries and Commerce Department aims to develop the MSME ecosystem in the state.

      Under the scheme barracks will also be built adjacent to the BOPs for the convenience of the men in uniform. In the first phase of the scheme 50 BOPs will be upgraded and an amount to the tune of around Rs. 100 crore to be earmarked for the purpose. Subsequently other BOPs of the state will be covered under the scheme.

      Sonowal, who held a meeting with the Vice Chancellor of Assam Agriculture University and its faculty members, discussed a slew of measures for the growth of agriculture in the state. The CM made it eloquently clear that since the economy of the state is predominantly dependent on agriculture, efforts should be on to bolster the growth of the state by revamping the agriculture sector.

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