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Chhattisgarh BJP asks workers not to indulge in irregularities in Ujjwala Yojana

Even after winning three successive assembly election, Chhattisgarh BJP seems nervous for the 2018 poll battle and well before two years trying to discipline its cadre by warning them not to indulge in irregularities in Ujjwala Yojana or tarnish the images of party MLAs.

BJP top leaders met here at its state headquarters to chalk out a strategy to ensure victory for the 2018 poll in the presence of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, state BJP president Dharamlal Kaushik, national leaders Saudan Singh and Anil Jain on Tuesday evening along with most core committee members.

BJP government at the Centre has stated several welfare schemes like Ujjwala Yojana and a strategy was being drafted here how to take those programmes to the people of the state, Chief Minister Singh told reporters adding the meetings also discussed the Mission 2018 and how to win that.

In the meeting, many senior leaders counted several difficulties in implementation of Adhaar card, Ujjwala Yojana, Ration Card and other welfare schemes for the poor, indicating that the government schemes were not being implemented properly for the targeted people, BJP sources said.

A senior minister also reportedly raised the issue of the list of poor people made available in Chhattisgarh and said there were problems in distribution of subsidized LPG connection to poor due to yardstick set up to finalise the BPL list. However, annoyed Chief Minister said when the names were being finalized for BPL why the party leaders were silent and now trying to find fault with the projects and its implementation. He also questioned how many BJP leaders came forward to include the names of the poors for the Ujjwala yojana in their localities.

Singh also reportedly warned party cadre not to involve in any irregularities in distribution of LPG under the Ujjwala scheme saying the subsidized LPG scheme be implemented with full transparency in the state and there should not be any report of any party workers involved in taking money from any beneficiaries.

The Chief Minister also said that anyone trying to tarnish the image of the current party MLAs or MPS or working against them would not be considered for party ticket in the next election. To counter anti-incumbency BJP Chhattisgarh has a strategy of not repeating many of its sitting MLAs in the next election and keeping that in mind several local leaders have already started campaign against the sitting elected people's representatives.

Looking into the current party status, it was also decided to meet every three months to discuss organizational affairs in its state BJP executive meeting, party sources said.

Instead of finding fault with the government schemes, party workers and leaders should work united for its better implementation and publicity so that BJP could return to power in the state for the consecutive fourth time, Singh said.

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