The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will handpick 15 lakh newly enrolled members from across the country to apprise them of the party’s ideology, state party president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan said on Saturday.
The party will hold special training from August at the state, district and mandal level.
Those selected will be out of the 10 crore members enrolled by the BJP during its nation-wide mega membership drive which concluded on April 30.
“The party members who will show inclination towards social service will be selected for training. They will be apprised of our ideology,” state BJP president Chauhan said.
The party’s move to hold special training for 15 lakh new members is being seen as an attempt to prepare base and gain ground in assembly, municipal and panchayat elections scheduled to be held in different states during the next three years.
The announcement about training was made at the launch of mega contact campaign on Saturday during which BJP plans to personally contact every newly enrolled member.
The party will mobilise its polling booth level committee members for mega contact drive which will conclude on July 31.
Talking about state BJP’s Maha Jansampark Abhiyan (mega contact campaign), Chauhan said party will highlight achievements of BJP-ruled states and the central government.
Besides, national BJP president Amit Shah will preside over the good governance resolution convention to be held in Bhopal on May 10.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MLAs and party office bearers will take resolve to provide good governance.
Chauhan, however, played it safe when asked about the criterion which the party will adopt to weed out anti-social elements who may have become party members during the membership drive.
He said it will be decided at the local level.
He appeared clueless when pointed out that some of BJP corporators face grave charges like murder and the party gave them ticket to contest municipal elections held in February this year.
Chauhan also had no explanation when asked about the city’s deteriorating law and order situation.