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Thursday, January 7, 2010

BJP remains organized and unified : Kirit Bhushan Purkayastha

SILCHAR, Jan 7: “Notwithstanding all the squabbling and wrangling within the party and the consequential dissension and disagreement on the eve of election for the post of president of the Cachar district unit of BJP, the party remains organized and unified,” said a confident and newly elected president of BJP district unit Kirit Bhushan Purkayastha while talking to The Sentinel here today in his office chamber. His priority, he said is to take the party ahead with the help and cooperation of the party members. He underplayed all the discordant ripples in the party as a mark of democracy and pointed out that despite all the best efforts, there could be no unanimity on the choice of a candidate for the post of the district BJP president.

Purkayastha called it “good spirit” among his party leaders and workers to rise above all differences and rally around him to reorganize BJP from the grass-root level. With this objective, after the formation of a full-fledged district committee of Cachar, focus will be on the mandal committees to strengthen the party at the gaon panchayat  levels so that the members and supporters are activated and galvanized to emerge as composite and unified, he said.

The president added he does not believe in “oratory and rhetory, but in action,” and as a part of his action plan envisioned, he would soon undertake mass contact programme to interpret the message of the party to the people. He also said that he was aware of the great responsibility that he has to perform and also added that he was prepared to move the party towards its earlier dignity and glory.

He debunked the insinuation that his election and subsequent ascension to the post of presidentship “is dynastic syndrome.” He clarified that he was not the candidate decided by his brother MP Kabindra Purkayastha. It was solely his own decision to contest the election as his democratic right and it was the support of all that he came out victorious. Kanad Purkayastha has been appointed the nominee of Kabindra Purkayastha, sources said.

Kirit Bhushan Purkayastha said their rapport with AGP “remains cordial and healthy” and he would soon chalk-out a joint agitational programme on the burning issues of Barak Valley as a whole, the most important among them being unchecked inflation, worst shape of urban and rural roads, BG and East-West Corridor. He, however, added to say AGP in Barak Valley is not a force to reckon with.

Purkayastha further said AIUDF is no doubt a factor to decide the poll results. He informed this correspondent that the more AIUDF makes a dent on the mandate the greater would be the gain for his party since it would only split the minority votes of the Congress. In the last Parliamentary elections, the victory of his brother Kabindra Purkayastha on Silchar seat was a clear reflection of it. THE SENTINEL

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