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Himanta key for BJP in NE; above Amit Shah for region: Ram Madhav

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is a key person for the BJP in the Northeast and is above party chief Amit Shah for the affairs related to the region, its General Secretary Ram Madhav said on Sunday. Madhav made the statement when asked why Sarma cannot contest despite being responsible for 25 seats, while Shah is the party in-charge of the entire country and still contesting from Gandhinagar. That means Himant Biswa Sarma s burden is much more than Amit Shah s, probably. Because he has to handle 5-6 governments here. He has to handle the entire election campaign in the Northeast, he said at a press conference here. That needs a lot of energy and time, so the party cannot confine him to one seat. We needed his time and energy for the larger campaign for all candidates in the Northeast, he said. Putting to rest all speculation, Shah on Thursday night said that Sarma will not be offered a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Despite the state unit sending his name ..

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