In upcoming elections, BJP is assured of getting 10-15 seats
Shillong: Despite winning only two seats in the 2018 general elections, the BJP in Meghalaya is confident of winning at least 10-15 of the state’s 60 seats, according to their polls.
In the 2018 general elections, the BJP won two seats: South Shillong and Pynthorumkhrah constituencies. The party is also an ally in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government. Recently, four MLAs have left their parties to join the BJP, giving the party more confidence. NPP MLAs Ferlin Sangma, Samuel Sangma, Benedict Marak, and HM Shangpaliang joined the BJP earlier this month.
BJP president Ernest Mawrie said that meetings were held with the party’s national executive members in Delhi and several agendas were discussed. Mawrie also said that, according to their polls, they expect their vote share to increase from 9.7 percent in the last election to 20-25 percent in the next election.
“We have started our election campaign with a membership drive, and so far we have managed to reach about 1 lakh people who have joined us. We will be contesting all 60 seats,” Mawrie said. added.
The BJP is yet to announce its list of candidates for the 2023 elections, which will be held on February 27. will be announced soon.
Apart from the BJP, the Congress has also not announced its list of candidates yet.