- The BJP on Saturday appointed Kiren Rijiju as the BJP incharge for Nagaland
- Himanta Biswa Sarma has been given the responsibility of Tripura
- The posts are assigned to the ministers ahead of Assembly polls
Bhartiya Janta Party keeping an eye on the 60 Assembly seats of both Meghalaya and Tripura has recently distributed responsibilities to the two of his ministers. As per the announcement, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju will be the party incharge for Nagaland and Himanta Biswa Sarma will be the incharge for Tripura.
Amit Shah appointed both the ministers
As the three states of Northeast India are going for the Assembly Elections next year, BJP is drawing a blueprint to leave its impact on these states and its politics.
BJP keeping an eye on the 60 seats of the state’s Assemblies has distributed the responsibilities to the two of his ministers.
The National President of BJP Amit Shah has recently appointed Union Minister Kiren Rijiju as the party incharge of Nagaland and the Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been given the responsibility of Tripura.
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah appointed both to the party posts in view of the two assembly elections next year, a party statement said.
Elections in Tripura and Nagaland were held in February 2013 and the tenure of current assemblies end in March 2018.
Sarma, a Congress rebel who joined the BJP in August 2016, is the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), an alliance of regional parties.
Tripura is governed by the Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist since 1993, while Nagaland is governed by the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland(DAN) that includes the BJP and the Naga People’s Front(NPF) that is under Chief Minister TR Zeliang.