Lauding the party organisation in Madhya Pradesh and terming it among the best state units in the country, BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday asked the party workers to boost the membership in the state to 2 crore.
To achieve the target, the party would be launching a membership drive across the country from November 1 and start a toll free number for people wanting to become a member, Shah said.
Shah was addressing the concluding session of a two-day party convention in Bhopal.
He said that Madhya Pradesh was on its way towards becoming a welfare state, and the credit for which goes to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the party workers.
"We are fortunate that ours is the only (party) among the hundreds of registered parties, which has internal democracy and presidents of the party are elected every two years, unlike most parties where presidents continue lifelong", Shah said.
Party workers should to go door to door to ensure the party’s victory in the next month’s civic polls in the state, he said.
Even as Shah was addressing the gathering, an over enthusiastic group of party workers kept interrupting his speech by raising slogans.
Earlier, Shah praised party workers in Bhopal for hosting invitees at their residences.
Families of 12,000 BJP leaders and workers in 85 wards of Bhopal Municipal Corporation played host and lodge the invitees in their residences.
Later, addressing the party workers, mostly poll booth-level workers, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that to ensure victory, party leaders and workers should be humble and must shun arrogance.
Chouhan said that there were innumerable schemes launched by government and party workers should inform the people in their areas about them.
"Right now, the membership figure of the party in the state is 57 lakh. The target is 2 crore, and hence each worker has to get three other persons, into the party,” he said. Large number of Muslim party workers was also present at the meet.