BJP to launch a special drive next week to improve vote-share
Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party will launch a special drive from Wednesday next in Uttar Pradesh to enroll new members and make a quantum jump in its vote-share in next Lok Sabha polls. The drive will last a fortnight.
The party has trained a large number of workers for the success of the campaign who will visit each of more than one lakh blocks and enroll new members. After enrolling, a saffron flag will be hoisted on the house and a sticker pasted for the sake of recognition.
The BJP has already enrolled more than two crore members in the state which is the largest among the states in the country, but the party does not consider it enough to achieve its aim of capturing more than 90 per cent seats and improving its tally from the previous parliamentary election.
Uttar Pradesh will play a crucial role in formation of the next government at the Centre and all these exercises are being made keeping that fact in mind.
The proposal to launch the special drive was discussed at the two-day state executive meeting which ended on Tuesday last and which was attended, among others, by party president Amit Shah. Details of the proposal are available now.
In addition to enrolling new members and expanding its base in the state, the party has planned new strategies to win back the seats lost to party rivals. A senior member has been selected for each of the lost Lok Sabha seats who will find out the reasons for the loss and suggest ways to unseat the rival.
The party had won 73 out of the total 80 seats. One of the seats which was won by the rivals was Azamgarh which was bagged by former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. Deputy chief minister and state party president K P Maurya has been asked to handle this constituency. Some other ministers will take care of other lost seats.
The party has given equal importance to forthcoming civic polls, Better showing in these elections will enthuse the workers further and make them work harder for the next Lok Sabha polls which are only two years away. Clearly, the party does not want to waste time on euphoria.