New BJP TN president says his party will have presence in next Assembly

Tamil Nadu BJP’s new president L Murugan has said the Bharatiya Janata Party would work to win some seats in the 2021 Assembly elections.

Murugan, who took charge on Friday, said the party was primarily focussing on strengthening its booth committees and with the conclusion of its organisational elections, the party was now working to take its ideology to every section of society.

Speaking to reporters, he said, “Tamil Nadu has been the biggest beneficiary of Central schemes and projects. We will ensure that the people of the State are aware of this.

We will work towards addressing the various issues faced by the citizens of the State,” he told journalists. He said the party had won a number of seats in the recently concluded rural local body polls and would win more in the local body polls to the remaining seats.”

He added: “We will have our MLAs in the State Assembly in the next elections.” The BJP state unit would not compromise on the interest and aspirations of the people of Tamil Nadu despite being a national party, said Murugan.

“Our primary aim is to evolve as a prominent political force in the state. To achieve this, we are concentrating on strengthening the booth level committees and roping in youngsters and people from various walks of the life,” he said.

Murugan who succeeds Tamilisai Soundararajan, said Tamil Nadu has benefited well from the Union government’s schemes. “The party would take that forward as a campaign and hold interactions with people in the state. The party would focus on people’s issue and address them,” he added.