BJP fine-tunes strategy for Delhi

  • MPs being drafted to oversee preparations
  • Focus on booths, Shah tells Delhi unit
  • Constituencies on the outskirts of the city important

(Kasipathy)

New Delhi, November 19: In a bid to capture power in the national capital Delhi in the forthcoming assembly elections, the Delhi’s BJP unit is gearing up its cadre. BJP national president Amit Shah directed the Delhi unit of the party to initiate a vigorous and massive campaign focusing on over 11,000 booths to bring a historic victory. The BJP is very keen to form government in Delhi after 16 years.

For this to happen, the BJP central office is planning to bring all the BJP MPs into party activity December 1 onwards, since the parliamentary winter session is commencing from November 24. Though the MPs may be busy with parliamentary session, but it is mandatory to take part in motivation classes to cadre across the 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi in evening from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Accordingly a schedule is under preparation and the official circular may reach all the BJP MPs and to more than 50 union ministers. It has plans to organize at least 2700 public meeting starting from December 1.

In addition to this plan, Amith Shah charied a meeting on Wednesday to take stock of its preparation for the upcoming assembly polls. While addressing the state unit leaders, he asked senior leaders to oversee the preparations for the elections. He also instructed the Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay to hand over the party’s work to around 150 leaders to oversee party’s work at booth-level. The top brass of Delhi BJP unit includes former Delhi unit presidents, party’s Delhi in-charge Prabhat Jha, party MPs and former MLAs and prominent councilors were present in the two-hour-long meeting held at party’s headquarters.

Party sources said that the door-to-door campaign will commence from November 20-30 to garner support of every section of the society, which may be more serious in outskirt assembly constituencies on which the Aam Aadmi Party has strong hold. Amith Shah gave clear direction to strengthen the party’s base and to bring clear mandate for the BJP in the elections.

It may be noted that the Congress was in power in Delhi for 15 years, from 1998- 2013. BJP’s efforts to return to power did not succeed as the party won just 31 seats in the assembly polls held in last December falling five short of a simple majority in the 70-member house.

The party president has given clear direction to focus at the booth level and strengthening the party at the grass-root level to ensure a historic victory for the party,

He also made it clear that the profile of other party leaders wanted to join BJP should seriously be examined. Party should prepare a list of such persons and then they should take a final decision.

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