BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday praised the party cadre for the huge election victory in UP and tasked them to help make BJP ‘invincible’ in the state.
Shah’s assertion on the concluding day of BJP’s UP working committee meet is being seen as a signal to the party’s state unit to begin preparations for ‘Mission 2019’ when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek another five-year term “to carry his development agenda forward.”
BJP and its ally had won 73 MP seats from UP in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and now UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said the party is aiming to win all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2019.
Shah also tasked chief minister Yogi Adityanath with implementing the 105 schemes of the Modi government in UP and said that if this, along with promises in the party’s UP manifesto, were met, UP’s transformation would be assured.
“Just focus on this and it would be enough,” said Shah while accusing the Samajwadi Party government of blocking the Modi government initiatives.
“The win shouldn’t make you complacent. No holidays. For we have set out newer goals. Remember our mandate is not to rest on our laurels but to help change the lives of the common man,” he told the cadre.
The party’s ‘vistaar’ (expansion) campaign would be carried out by 16,000 ‘vistaraks’, who would be tasked with expanding the BJP’s reach further in about 80,000 booths of the state.
“The cadres would spend 15 days each in these booths and, if they accepted five booths, giving three days to each booth, we would have further strengthened ourselves in 80,000 booths, including such booths where we haven’t done well earlier. The super effort you put in between 2014 and 2017 is good enough to make the organisation strong for 30 years but we need to do more. Don’t rest unless we have strengthened the party in all the booths,” he said while unveiling the ‘vistaar’ programme.
The programme had been drafted under the supervision of UP BJP general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal.
“To realise the objective, we would roll out a campaign ‘mera ghar, bhajapa ka ghar(my house is the BJP house)’, under which the cadres would hold door-to-door contact to familiarise people about schemes and achievements of both Modi and Yogi governments,” UP BJP general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.