The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has formed its Shillong city district and is hoping to score big in terms of votes at the upcoming Lok Sabha election from the state capital.
Mariahom Kharkrang, the party’s state spokesperson, is the president of the city unit. State secretary and South Shillong strategist, Bipen Pradhan, has been given charge of Shillong city to improve the vote share in the capital, a party press release informed today.
The newly appointed district office bearers were felicitated by the BJP state president Rikman G Momin, who also set a target of 1 lakh votes from Shillong city for the team.
Kharkrang, Pradhan and other “prominent faces” of the party will be touring all the constituencies within Shillong from next week.
With the BJP firmly in power at the central level and with polls predicting another win this year the state unit is hopeful of riding on the coattails of the national party’s success this time around.
Kharkrang stated that the people of the town “will definitely be looking at the BJP as the party to choose for the Lok Sabha rather than wasting votes on other parties, as the signal is clear on who is going to form government in Delhi”, the release stated.
It added that only if the MP is from the BJP will the central government listen to the grievances of the people. “What is the point of voting for non-BJP MPs when their voices will never be heard in Delhi[?]” the release, which was signed by Kharkrang, said.