BJP Gears Up For 2019 Lok Sabha Polls
New Delhi: BJP seems to have been inspired by the idiom early bird catches the worm; it has already started gearing up for 2019 general elections. After huge wins in four states in the recently held Assembly elections, the executive body of Bharatiya Janata Party is strategising to get hold of the 120 Lok Sabha seats that they lost in 2014 elections. The executive body plans to nominate the senior and popular leaders in the party in different regions to create awareness and campaign about the success of the schemes implemented by Modi as Prime Minister. This campaign would be launched on April 6th, the foundation day of BJP and continue till the birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar on April 14th.
Orders were issued to senior party leaders, ministers to visit these constituencies, and personally make the awareness campaign a success. The BJP which lost these constituencies in 2014 aspires to regain them by strengthening their foundations.
The party MPs would participate in the campaign in those Lok Sabha constituencies assigned to them. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not participating in this campaign. The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj too will not take part in the campaign due to health reasons. Itinerary were drafted for party president Amit Shah in Hyderabad, Rajnath Singh in Kolkata South, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani- Kolkata North and Amethi, Arun Jaitley – Bangalore rural, Nithin Gadkari – Nizamabad, Uma Bharathi – Howrah, Law Minister Ravi Sankar Prasad – Hooghly and others to take part in the campaign.
The leaders would focus chiefly on GST, National Commission for socially and Educationally Backward Classes, Bhim App (Bharat Interface for Money) that can be used by thumb impression and having many benefits. The name of the app has been carefully chosen; it is intended to remind the name of Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s and make an impression on the dalits and down trodden. BJP also intends to show off their endeavours for uplifting their status. Meetings are being organised under the name of Sakthi Kendra Sammelan in every parliamentary constituencies to strengthen the party cadre.
A parliament member would be present in each Sakthi Kendra. The party cadre from ten booths in a constituency would represent. The MP’s should give awareness lectures, building local organisation to strengthen support, and interact with the local intellectuals in conferences.
Whatever the BJP’s strategy and endeavour be to win the elections, the question is where the other national parties are? Building of a strong opposition is one of the democratic necessities.