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'BJP will focus on image building, not winning Mizoram polls'

ANI  |  Guwahati (Assam) 

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will focus on image building and not on winning the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

"We are not a very big party in the region, but I think there is major competition between Congress and Mizo Front (MNF). we are trying to build our image. More than forming a government, we are focusing on building the BJP's presence (in the state). Our first priority is we should have candidates all over the state," he told ANI.

Acknowledging the limited presence of the BJP in Mizoram, Sarma added "Mizoram Congress has a different constitution; they are different from the Delhi Congress. For the first time, we have fielded 40 candidates in the state."

A total of 209 candidates are contesting the Mizoram assembly elections which are slated to be held in a single phase on November 28.

Of 209, the ruling Congress has fielded 40 candidates while the BJP and MNF are contesting in 39 and 40 assembly seats, respectively.

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First Published: Thu, November 22 2018. 01:00 IST