Within the last days of hectic campaigning for first section polls in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma is campaigning atleast 16 hours a day continuous. The 52-year-old BJP chief’s campaigns have maybe over shadowed all Assam politicians each in his celebration, allies and even within the opposition.
“We’re all military of Narendra Modi. We interact to take PM Modi’s message to grassroot,” Mr Sarma advised NDTV throughout an hour-long padyatra in higher Assam’s Dibrugarh final Saturday.
However celebration insiders say his marketing campaign is making many of the distinction. “Many star campaigners are coming its good, however like me, many candidates are extra hopeful about Mr Sarma’s marketing campaign. There’s a craze about him,” a BJP candidate from higher Assam who didn’t wished to be named advised NDTV.
This time Mr Sarma’s join with folks has been unparalleled. His marketing campaign tune ‘Ahise Himanta Ahise’ ( Himanta has arrived) has already gone viral.
In each padyatra or stroll march, the aged are blessing him, the younger ones wanting a selfie with their beloved Mama (maternal uncle) as he’s fondly known as by teenager.
For his loyalist he’s all the time dada (elder brother). A whole lot of them adopted Mr Sarma as he walked out of Congress in 2015.
Cycle/ bike rallies, highway reveals, public conferences and padyatras are a day by day affair, Mr Swarma’s group stated.
“I really feel so completely happy when folks prove in massive to bless me,” Mr Sarma added.
And the present stopper – his signature dance transfer to BJP ballot songs.
Fixed contact with folks, similar to his political mentor late former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, is his mantra it appears.
On March 19 when he filed his nominations for the Jalukbari constituency that he has represented for final 20 years, a large crowd of supporter had introduced Guwahati to face nonetheless for few hours.
“As a result of he has finished quite a bit for the youth he lives in our hearts. He did quite a bit for the scholars even when he was a minister within the Congress authorities. He led the struggle in opposition to Covid from the entrance and Assam is seen as among the best fashions of Covid administration, it’s because he’s fingers on,” Barnali Das, a younger BJP supporter type Guwahati.
Mr Sarma additionally has an enormous say in celebration ticket distribution, celebration insiders say. He additionally performed an enormous function to make sure many of the MLAs who didn’t get tickets depart celebration, they stated.
Mr Sarma’s supporters evaluate him with former Crew India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was identified for his composure.
” Himanta Sarma is like MSD. He’s cool, calculative and has aggression like MSD pulls victory out of skinny air and has mass reputation,” BJP supporter and social media influencer Dr Bhaskar Gogoi stated.
Many say aside from growth agenda, clear picture of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and aggressive marketing campaign by PM Modi and Amit Shah, Mr Sarma is a key issue that provides BJP the sting.