Patna: The BJP is planning to set the tempo for the general election with a workers’ rally at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan in January or February next year which would be addressed either by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or BJP national president Amit Shah.
A BJP functionary said on Wednesday: “This will be the first in a series of rallies that we intend to organise in Bihar ahead of the coming general election.”
The Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held around March and April next year.
He said a final decision regarding the date of the rally was likely to be taken in the meeting of the BJP state executive to be held in Gaya on August 21 and 22. Prior to that, senior leaders of the party will take part in a meeting that would be held in Gaya on August 20.
On points that the state executive would deliberate on during the meeting, a BJP leader said: “Organisation is going to be the main topic. We are less than a year away from the Lok Sabha elections and hence the main focus of the party is to strengthen the grassroots organisation. Work on this front is going on for more than a year now and during the meeting, senior leaders would assess the progress and offer their inputs to the party cadres.”
He pointed out that during his July 12 visit to Bihar, party president Amit Shah had given a 23-point task to the state unit which included formation of booth-level committees, strengthening Shakti Kendras that work at panchayat level, verification of booth committee members where these had already been formed and also adding new members to the party with special emphasis on getting people from Extremely Backward Castes and SC/ST communities.
“The state executive would assess the progress made on these fronts and would issue guidelines for the functionaries to address deficiencies if there would be such a case,” added the BJP leader.
He also revealed that after the state executive meet, which would be the last one prior to the general election, the district and Mandal units of the party would be tasked to organise special programmes which is part of the party strategy to galvanise its workers ahead of the elections.
BJP Bihar-in-charge and party general secretary Bhupender Yadav would take part in the state executive meet and all the Union ministers from Bihar too have been asked to take part in this meeting.
Courtesy: The Telegraph