After debacle in Delhi, BJP has shown stunning performance in the Assam civic polls hardly a year ahead of the assembly polls.
BJP has swept the civic polls capturing more than 20 town committees and 23 municipal boards. The ruling Congress managed to win seven town committees and 9 municipal boards. In 2009, Congress controlled over 50% of the 74 committees and boards.
The opposition party in the state now has over 330 councilors while the ruling party has 280.
BJP leaders told Assam Times that people want change and are supporting BJP. Prime minister, Narendra Modi's initiative for Northeast and his visit to region recently has created a sense of assurance and people have seen that BJP is working for development.