GUWAHATI: The ruling BJP in Assam is focusing on to win no less than seven Muslim-dominated seats even because it trains its sights on successful 100-plus seats within the assembly polls slated for early subsequent yr.

State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass instructed ET, “We are surveying and strategising to field Muslim candidates in 7-8 constituencies. Accordingly, we will send the proposal to the Central leadership.” BJP has solely a single Muslim legislator within the current Assam meeting. Dass stated, “We have actually labored laborious and our schemes have benefited each group.

The Muslim group has benefited from the housing scheme, social welfare and developmental schemes launched by our authorities. The authorities has rolled out the ‘Orunodoi’ scheme which proposes to alleviate the monetary downside of improvised households via substantial earnings help. This scheme will cowl each group.”

Meanwhile, the Congress and the All India United Democratic Front, which has substantial help among the many Muslims, is inching nearer for seat sharing for the 2021 meeting polls.

Muslims comprise 34% of the three.12 crore inhabitants in Assam. Of these, 4% are indigenous Assamese Muslims, whereas the remaining are Bengali-speaking Muslims. Syed Mominul Awal Goria, nationwide government member of BJP’s minority Morcha, instructed ET, “In the final meeting, we received Muslim votes in a number of constituencies.

The Congress-AIUDF mix won’t be able to garner Muslim votes, for Muslims in Assam have seen what the BJP has achieved.”