45 aspirants apply for BJP tickets to contest election

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Kohima, Nov 8(UNI) In the run for the Nagaland State General Assembly Elections, 2008, both National and Regional political parties in the state are preparing in full swing.

The BJP which had stepped its foot in the state during the last general elections in 2003 and won seven seats today declared that several aspirants of the 2008 elections have applied seeking a ticket.

BJP national council member and spokesman of Nagaland Johny G Rengma disclosed that 45 aspiring candidates have so far applied for party tickets to contest the forthcoming assembly election in the state.

He also revealed that the party had already constituted the Election Committee with State Transport Minister Imtilemba Sangtam as the convenor. He said the Committee would deal with the issue of tickets besides working to ensure victory of party candidates.

The BJP spokesman said the party was fully prepared to face the election. He appealed to the electorates to exercise their franchise for the political and economic prosperity of the people.

Rengma reaffirmed that BJP would continue to strengthen the Naga political movement. Dwelling on general elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh scheduled for December this year, he expressed confidence that BJP would win the polls with thumping majority.

UNI

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