No change in candidates' list for Assam: BJP

Sushanta Talukdar

GUWAHATI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Vijay Goel announced here on Sunday that there would be no review of list of candidates for the Assam Assembly elections already announced by the party and that indiscipline in the party would not be tolerated.

Mr. Goel made the statement when journalists asked him if the party was contemplating a review of the list in view of the demand raised by some disgruntled workers.


Hundreds of BJP workers from the Marigaon Assembly constituency had vandalised the Assam BJP headquarters here on Saturday to vent out their anger over the selection of candidates.

“There will be no review of the list of candidates. It is not possible to give party ticket to each aspirant. However, indiscipline will not be tolerated and stern action will be taken. We have already expelled six workers involved in Saturday's incident,” he added.

Positive campaign

Mr. Goel said that his party would launch a positive campaign in Assam and showcase the “good governance” in BJP-ruled States.

He also said that in Assam, the BJP would contest all the 126 assembly constituencies and fight against both the Congress and the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP). Though BJP has already rejected the idea of “grand alliance” of all Opposition parties proposed by the AGP, disgruntled BJP workers have accused the party leadership of fielding weak candidates in some constituencies in accordance with a “secret understanding” between the two parties.

The senior BJP leader, however, denied the allegation.