The ruling BJP is planning to hold 25,000 beneficiary conventions across Madhya Pradesh to celebrate chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s 11 years of rule in the state.
“This time, we are celebrating in a decentralised way so that we can reach out to maximum number of people, know their feedback on the schemes and seek their suggestions for further improvement in the implementation of the schemes,” state BJP chief spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya told HT.
The conventions—at the panchayat level in villages and at the ward level in urban areas—will replace the traditional mega function at the party’s state or district headquarters, he said.
“The main objective of these conventions is to give a platform for the people on how they have been benefitted by the BJP government’s schemes and projects over the last 11 years,” he said, hoping that they will share their experiences.
The party believes that at least half of the people at the booth level have been benefitted directly by the government’s schemes and others have benefitted indirectly.
“Our cadre across the 51 districts is going door to door to invite people for these beneficiary conventions,” Vijayvargiya said, adding that issues raised by the people regarding the schemes would be addressed.
“Our cadre and leaders will also try to make them aware about different schemes through which they can be benefitted and also apprise them how people across the state have benefitted through the schemes,” he said.
Between November 20 to December 15, the party’s wings like Youth Morcha, Mahila Morcha, Scheduled Tribes Morcha, Minority Cell and others will organise the beneficiary conventions at their own level.
“These conventions will address the issues of different sections of the society like women, minority, youth, etc.,” he said.
Besides the party, the state government will also organise events, Vijayvargiya said.
“The state government will organise youth convention in Rewa division, labourers’ convention in Sagar division, farmers’ convention in Ujjain division, women-empowerment convention in Chambal division, self help groups’ convention in Jabalpur division and Schedule tribe convention in Indore division,” he said.