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Gear up for Mission-2008: Ananth

india Updated: Feb 08, 2007 16:09 IST
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Asks partymen to be serious on programmes
COMPARING THE assembly elections in the State with cricket World Cup, BJP general secretary in charge of State party affairs Ananth Kumar on Wednesday exhorted party leaders to pull their socks up for the grand finale, which he said was 700 days away.

Ananth Kumar stole a march over State BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar at the inaugural session of first meeting of the recently reconstituted State executive. Tomar in his address talked of chalking out programmes for next six months. Ananth Kumar, who spoke next, cautioned party workers against laxity in implementing the party programmes. He also asked

Tomar to prepare a report card of his executive office-bearers, district presidents and general secretaries to be monitored by him every two months.

He directed the executive members to concentrate on three points – strengthening the organisation, mobilising public opinion against the ‘misrule’ of the UPA and reaching out to masses with achievements of Shivraj Singh Government.

“ We have to prove the notion wrong in the State that the electorate does not return half of the MLAs and MPs in the elections,” he said.

He suggested two-day ‘Vikas Shivirs’ in each district with brochures and audiovisual shows on the development works carried out during the BJP rule. 

This would be followed by two-month long ‘Vikas Yatra’, to be which would be attended by all the State party heavyweights and Central leaders.

The five-point programme for ‘Vikas Yatra’ would include hoisting BJP’s flag at all district headquarters, meetings with local BJP leaders, public meetings, distribution of literature on works done by the BJP Government and getting feedback on the whole exercise from people before moving on to next destination.

Anath Kumar further said that from November 1 - the foundation day of the State- ‘Vikas Parva’ should be organised in all the districts to be followed by the convention between February 11 to February 28 of new members enrolled in the party.  

It would be followed by the party’s programmes from March 23 to April 15 to protests against inflation, terrorism and alleged appeasement of minorities by the UPA Government. A ‘Dam Roko Abhiyan’ (Arrest price campaign) would also be carried out at the district level.

Anath Kumar said that the party had high hopes from the State as it was the only one after Gujarat where the party has won all the by-elections.