The Bharatiya Janata Party will induct 15 lakh new cadres during its membership drive in Himachal Pradesh. The party state unit has kickedstarted the membership drive targeting youth. The Himachal BJP has about 4.5 lakh members.
BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma who is state in-charge of party affairs told HT, "We plan to induct 10 lakh new members this time. The BJP is the largest democratic party in the country and we want to make it the largest political party in the world."
The party is holding training sessions across the state and in the first phase it held sessions in Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra. Cadres are motivated to enroll new members. The membership drive focusses mainly on the youth who played an instrumental role in turning electoral fortune in favour of the party in the state.
State party chief Satpal Singh Satti said, "In the whole country, our party secured 17.31 crore votes and in Himachal alone we got 16.52 lakh votes. Youth had reposed their trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership."
He said training sessions will be conducted at the district level and later at the block units, after the parliamentary segments.
"Our main endeavour is to get maximum enrollment at the panchayat level," said Satti.
Party's state unit on Saturday conducted training session for BJP leaders of Shimla parliamentary segment. Shrikant Sharma asked leaders to fan out across Shimla parliamentary segment to disseminate information on the seven months' campaign of PM Modi's government.
"The BJP has to connect with every family in villages, even the remote ones," said he. He blamed the Congress-led-United Progressive Alliance government for the political uncertainty in the nation.
"Congress' policies had halted the investors from investing in the state. Faith on Modi's government led to investment of 100 billion dollars in the last seven months," said Sharma.