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Assam Panchayat elections an `acid test` for BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 22:56

Karimganj: Senior BJP leader Kabindra
Purkayastha on Sunday said that the ensuing panchayat elections in
Assam was an acid test for the party as they had to get over
their failure in the last assembly polls in the state.

"The party had a bright chance to be a factor in the
power equation in the last assembly polls. The central
leadership was very worried about the results and a series of
introspective sessions was held to find out the deficiences in
the party," the Silchar MP told PTI.

There would be fifty per cent reservation for women in
the polls to attract more women in the party and for this
there had been regular session with them in the panchayat

He, however, admitted that Muslim votes would be a
factor and if AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal entered into an
understanding with the Congress, then BJP would have to
redraw its strategy.


First Published: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 22:56
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