Ex-CM Dhumal confident of achieving 1.5 mn membership target

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hamirpur
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2015 19:05 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former chief minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday expressed optimism that the party in state would be able to complete its target of enrolling 1.5 million party members and said that BJP was the only party that was purely working on democratic traditions.

Dhumal was taking part in the membership drive of the party at Nalti village of the district on Saturday.

Dhumal enrolled hundreds of men, women and young boys and girls in the party through parchi (slip) system and was happy to see that the process was proceeding well. "More than 350 members have got membership through the party's online system also," the BJP leader added.

He claimed that the party had already enrolled 800,000 persons and it was in itself a great achievement for any party.

Dhumal stressed that people were the foundations of a democratic system their role in any organisation was vital and asked the party cadre to fan out into villages and enroll more and more members so that people could understand who their friend was.

Earlier, Dhumal gave away prizes to the winners and runners up in the Raju memorial cricket trophy that was organised at Nalti village. Nalti club won the trophy defeating the Brahlari club. In all, twenty local teams took part in the championship.

Dhumal also gave kits to the local teams that were donated by Anurag Thakur, who is the state cricket association president and a member of parliament from Hamirpur.

Speaking on this occasion, Dhumal said that games were necessary in one's life to keep him/her physically and mentally fit. He told people to take active parts in sports along with their studies to make their mark at the national and international levels.

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