LOOK NORTHEAST POL­ICY

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

BJP pres­i­dent Amit Shah is go­ing all out to widen the party’s base in the Northeast. Hi­manta Biswa Sarma, a key ar­chi­tect of the party’s tri­umph in As­sam, has been ap­pointed con­venor of the North-East Demo­cratic Al­liance. Shah also met all non-Congress MLAs re­cently in Guwahati. Help­ing him along is the fact that the Congress seems to have learned no les­son from its de­feat. The tus­sle be­tween Gau­rav Go­goi, son of ex-CM Tarun Go­goi, and Sarma was be­hind its rout. Yet Go­goi Jr, ob­server in charge of Tripura, called a top party func­tionary and told him to work hard. The of­fended leader is now in talks with Ram Mad­hav and Sarma.

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