Modi likely to visit Meghalaya before 2018 polls

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 09: With political parties revving for the 2018 Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to shift into top gear by getting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Meghalaya as a part of their electoral campaign.
“We will try to bring the Prime Minister to campaign in Meghalaya since this will be a huge boost for the prospects of the party in the upcoming election in the State,” BJP national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli said on Wednesday.

Asked about BJP president, Amit Shah’s role in the elections in Meghalaya, Kohli said that party president would overlook the polls preparedness for the upcoming Assembly election in Meghalaya.
He also said that the party president have also formed a core team to supervise the election campaign of the party in Meghalaya.
“Our party president was supposed to visit Meghalaya in the early part of August. But this had to be postponed since he was pre-occupied with so many other engagements. But surely he would be visiting Meghalaya anytime soon” Kohli said.
Meanwhile, Kohli said that Himanta Biswa Sarma is the biggest gift of the Congress to the BJP.
“He (Himanta) has won elections for the party in Assam and Manipur. Even in Meghalaya, he is going to be the trump card of the party,” Kohli said.
He further informed that several senior leaders of the party including Union Cabinet Minister will be campaigning for the party in the upcoming elections.


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