BJP to end 'booth-level' programmes by March first week, says source
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to end its booth-level campaign by the first week of March. The party leadership wants to end the micro-level party work before the code of conduct being announced by the Election Commission, a party source said.
With the help of both party and RSS workers, the ruling saffron party is reaching out to every house with the incumbent Modi government's five years' achievements. BJP is holding individual and group-wise programmes to make sure vote share rise than the previous Lok Sabha. Earlier this week, the party had launched 'Mera Parivar-Bhajpa Parivar' campaign, where the party workers would put BJP's flag on their houses across the country.
Even, the party launched 'Bharat Ke Mann Ki Beat'- the mega drive to seek suggestions from 10 crore people across the nation for its election manifesto.
In the first week of this month, party president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister and the former party chief Rajnath Singh launched the programme in the national capital. Around 300 vehicles (Raths) will move in different places, where people will submit their suggestions in the drop boxes along with their names and pin codes. Seven programmes are being conducted during the mega drive. A team of analytics will finalize the list and will submit to Rajnath Singh, which will shortlist the suggestions.
Besides, not much relying on the cold-room assessments, the party high command formed 'Team-18', revolving the 2014 Lok Sabha strategy. The party top brass has set teams of 18 members in each LS constituency. The team consists of district in-charges, frontal organisation members, state leaders and central in-charges. It will further help the high-command in candidate selection.
Moreover, before the candidate selection, BJP conducted three-level surveys- where they have taken inputs from booth level party workers, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and government agencies. It has also formed 'Shakti Kendra', consists of five booths in each. To boost the Shakti Kendras, the party chief Amit Shah is visiting many of them and is holding meetings with the in-charges.
Meanwhile, the party source further said that BJP is not going to stress on the 'Surgical Strike' after the recent Pulwama terror attack during the campaign. "We are waiting for a larger response, ahead of the Lok Sabha election," a senior BJP leader told the Millennium Post.
Both the Prime Minister and the face of the election of BJP, Narendra Modi and his lieutenant Amit Shah have already kicked off the poll campaign, from unveiling a number of projects to holding election rallies across the country. BJP is also trying to put the best foot forward ahead of the Lok Sabha polls 2019.