CM Sarma said BJP would become more stronger in the North East in the future and would form its own government in Manipur and Tripura.
Guwahati: BJP is going to stay in the North East for a longer period, and the rise of BJP in the NE is not a onetime occasion, which will be proved after the Manipur and Tripura assembly elections, Assam chief minister and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said to the journalists in Guwahati on Saturday (January 1).
Talking to the prominent journalists of Assam on the occasion of New Year, Dr Sarma said that BJP would come back to power in Manipur and would form its own government. He also said BJP will win the Tripura assembly election scheduled to be held in 2023.
NEDA is an arm of NDA and was created especially for North East to act as an umbrella organization for BJP's coalition partners. Dr Sarma is the convenor of NEDA and acts as the coordinator of regional parties-BJP. He said BJP is running a government for the second time in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and will come back to power in Manipur and Tripura for the second time. While it is a coalition government in Manipur, CM Sarma said BJP would form its own government with the absolute majority in the upcoming elections.
The NEDA convenor said that the NDA is stronger in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland, and BJP would become more stronger in the near future. The Assam CM said under the continuous persistence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Northeastern states would soon reach out in an amicable resolution to sort out their border disputes.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are looking for ways to find a permanent political solution to the Naga issue, and efforts are on to solve the long-pending issue, the NEDA convenor said. He further added that 2022 would be a year of positivity for the region.