With the Bharatiya Janata Party launching its nationwide campaign for the next organisational elections, the Namo factor is playing a major role in Himachal and Hamirpur district in particular.
Hamirpur, which is regarded as the hub of the BJP due to the effective role played by senior party leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, is all set to create new milestones this time as the party membership was concerned.
The party has decided to enroll one lakh primary members as against 38,000 enrolled in year 2009. It is also proposing to enroll 12,000 active members as against 3,000 last time.
In order to give a fillip to the primary membership and to enroll senior citizens, retired government officials, ex-servicemen and their families and those having close links with the party, party leadership of the district led by PK Dhumal has decided to organise camps in all parts of the district where new members would be enrolled.
Dhumal would sit at a stall at the Gandhi Chowk on November 25 so that more and more people were enrolled.
There are indications that number of former government officials and ex-servicemen would join the party in presence of Dhumal.
Similarly, other party MLAs and senior party functionaries would also sit at prominent places of the district to make the membership drive more effective and to achieve the target.
Ajay Sharma, media in-charge of the party, claimed that the membership of the party was going on with great pomp and show and people were themselves coming forward. He expressed optimism that the party would achieve its target of enrolling one lakh members in the district this time.
Des Raj Sharma, membership in-charge of the party, said the way people of the district were coming forward proved that they were pleased with the policies and programmes of the party and its leadership.
Sharma said, “The working of Modi government at the Centre had led the people to believe that the BJP was people-friendly.”
He added in all sixteen lakh people of the state would be enrolled as party members this time and it would be a big achievement for the party.