The BJP has asked its legislators and the ministers to work for achieving absolute majority in the next assembly elections. The senior leadership of the party said the ministers should coordinate with the legislators, while the latter should always be among the public.
"We are aiming for about 60 seats in the next elections to form a BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir. Being in governance for the first time has given us an opportunity to deliver on the ground. The biggest responsibility for it lies with the ministers and the legislators," BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal reportedly said at the training workshop of the BJP MLAs.
The two-day workshop attended by all BJP MLAs, ministers and MPs ended on Saturday at Katra.
The BJP in the last elections had won 25 seats, though it got the highest votes of all the parties. The party has for the first time formed a government in the state. The BJP national leadership is trying to expand its foothold in the sensitive state.
"People shouldn't complain that the MLAs are not available. And, the MLAs shouldn't complain that the ministers are not available or they are not consulting them on important matters. The party will not allow this to happen, as people have reposed faith in us," the BJP national general secretary reportedly said.
The BJP has won all its seats in the Jammu region. The party couldn't win any seat in the Valley, however, the party polled about 50,000 votes in the Valley.
"Even though we didn't perform well in this elections, now the people in the Valley have started believing in the party. The ministers are the image of the party in the Valley and with their good work, we can win the confidence of the people," he said.
The BJP-PDP government was formed on March 1. In about two months, two meetings of the legislators and ministers have been called by senior leaders of the party to review their functioning and train them on public deliverance. The legislators were also asked to work and execute at least 10-work in their constituencies which could be showcased as major development works in the next elections.