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Special drives keep BJP cadre on toes

The party is set to launch its fifth campaign, Gandhi Sankalp Yatra, on October 2

Sep 25, 2019, 07.18 AM IST
PM Modi will launch the programme with a homage to the Father of the Nation at his memorial Raj Ghat.
NEW DELHI: Since its impressive Mayend Lok Sabha election victory where the party won 303 seats, BJP has launched four drives to reach out to the masses and is set to launch Gandhi Sankalp Yatra on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary early next month. While the opposition is in disarray, the saffron party has organised a nation-wide membership drive, the Jan Sampark and Jan Jagran programmes to educate people on abrogation of Article 370 and the social service week to celebrate PM Narendra Modi’s birthday.

Even as its Jan Jagran and Jan Sampark outreach to people across the country on the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir draws to a close on September 30, BJP will kickstart the month-long Gandhi Sankalp Yatra on October 2.

The drive, called “Man mein Bapu (Bapu in our hearts)”, will end on October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the programme with a homage to the Father of the Nation at his memorial Raj Ghat. The country will also be declared Open Defecation Free on that day. BJP ministers, MPs and office bearers will take Gandhi’s message to the people during this period.

BJP has already increased the number of programmes to be held under Jan Jagran—where party leaders address a crowd of around 2,000 people— and Jan Sampark which involves meeting celebrities and educating them about the Article 370. The party claims the drive has got an enthusiastic response from the people and the state units have increased the number of these interactions.


The ruling party has also directed its chief ministers, MPs and central office bearers to spread the word around among the masses about the measures announced by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to improve the economy.

Soon after the Lok Sabha election results were declared and the new government was ushered in, JP Nadda was appointed as the working president of the party. The party launched its membership drive across the country and claims its strength has swelled to around 18 crore. The election process for the various posts from the block and district level up has begun. The election of the next BJP president will be completed by mid-January, 2020.

While this process is on, BJP has continued with its other programmes among the people. A Sewa Saptah (social service Week) was organised from September 14 to 20 to celebrate the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under this drive, blood donation camps, distribution of fruits to patients, cleanliness in public places, taking care of fees of poor kids and other measures were taken up.

A cadre based party, BJP has kept its members engaged in activities to increase its political footprint, the opposition is still caught up in intra-party squabbles, struggling to keep its flock together and is seen dithering over the appointment of its office bearers.

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