BJP searching new faces for upcoming Lok Sabha election. In such a situation chances are there many known faces including some present MPs may be dropped. Recently the state leadership has prepared a draft in this regard though the final decision will be taken by the central committee of BJP.
Many have already expressed their interest for contesting from Silchar. Dr. Rajdeep Roy, District President Kaushik Rai, MLA Dilip Paul, former Union Minister Kavindra Purakaya & his son Kanad Purakayastha among others. On the other hand, Dhrubendu Shekhar Bhattacharya, a lawyer prepared to contest from the Silchar Lok Sabha constituency.
The state leadership has started preparing the list of potential candidates, but the central leadership will take the ultimate decision on the candidacy. But the role of RSS is undeniable in providing BJP tickets especially in Lok Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, the choice of RSS candidate for the Silchar constituency is the lawyer Dhrubedu Shekhar Bhattacharya. It is known to all that his family relation with RSS is extended up to Nagpur. Mention can be made, in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Dhrubendu Shekhar Bhattacharya was the most desirous candidate for Silchar constituency, but Kabindra Purakyastha get the ticket but he was defeated by Congress candidate Sushmita Dev. On the other hand, Dr. Rajdeep Rai also has a bitter experience of being defeated by Sushmita Dev in the state assembly elections.
So, BJP leaders are searching for a strong candidate to contest from Silchar and RSS also don’t want to lose the Silchar constituency in the Lok Sabha elections. Right time will say who gets the ticket for Silchar Lok Sabha constituency?