BJP Assam office ransacked over selection of candidate
Disgruntled Morigaon district unit workers on Saturday ransacked the BJP Assam unit office in Guwahati in protest against selection of candidates.
Guwahati: Disgruntled Morigaon district
unit workers on Saturday ransacked the BJP Assam unit office in
Guwahati in protest against selection of candidates.
A large group of slogan shouting workers stormed into
the office on R G Borooah Road with placards and started
smashing the furtniture, computers and window panes.
Alleging the party leadership had put up an unknown
candidate "after taking bribe from the Congress and AGP", the
demonstrators, including women, threatened to sit on a dharna
in the compound of the office till party state unit President
Ranjit Dutta explained why the name of Prahlad Bhuyan was
announced as the candidate from Morigaon.
Claiming Bhuyan was unknown in their area, the
protestors wanted their leader Bhadra Kanta Nath to be instead
made the saffron party`s candidate.
BJP National Vice-President and Guwahati MP Bijoya
Chakraborty attempted to pacify the agitators by promising a
meeting between them and national leader Vijay Goel when he
comes here tomorrow.
The protestors accused the party of "putting up weak
Earlier at a press meet prior to the ransack, Dutta
denied report in a section of media about a secret
seat-sharing deal with some political parties as BJP was weak
in certain constituencies.
"I clarified we have not put up weak candidates. There
will be no future alliance or secret understanding with any
political party. We will contest in all the 126 seats," he