The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has begun preparations for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls under guidelines from the Rashtriya Seva Sangh (RSS). Senior BJP leaders, including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the state unit President Narendra Singh Tomar, who recently visited the local Sangh office, were advised by RSS strategists to prepare for the Lok Sabha elections on the basis of work done for the Assembly polls last November.
The strategists and the BJP leaders discussed the criteria to be followed in choosing candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
The sources said RSS strategists asked the Chief Minister to take steps to complete unfinished development works and control "growing indiscipline" in the party. The BJP has also asked the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha to organise various conference of voters in the state. The party wants to increase its hold on tribals and minorities and new programmes for these two sections may be framed soon.
To make the organisation active at the grassroots level, the party has sent its leaders to all the districts to help the party committees.
The party is working hard this time as it fared poorly in the Assembly polls.