The well-known Battle of Saraighat was fought in 1671 between the Ahoms of Assam and the Mughal invaders. It was the only battle where the Mughals were defeated in India.
Mirroring the similar sight with BJP’s landslide victory in 2016 Assam legislative assembly elections BJP political campaigners Rajat Sethi and Shubhrastha authors a book: “The Last Battle of Saraighat: The Story of the BJP’s Rise in the North.”
In this book, a high-octane electoral drama will be featured where the BJP centred its strategy for the legislative assembly elections on this significant battle, focusing on issues of illegal migration, regularly invoked in the party’s rallies, posters and communication to appeal to the voting public.
Further the book outlines the political history of the region, deliver insight details of election strategies employed by the party and explain why they resonated with the local people so strongly. The Last Battle of Saraighat looks at Assam as a case study to explain the rise of the BJP in the North-east and throws light on the key political issues of the region.
The historic elections saw the BJP win an overwhelming majority of assembly seats in Assam, where the Congress had been in power for decades. It was a watershed moment that opened the door for the party to the political corridors of the North-east.
The hard Cover of the Book will be available by 23rd November 2017.