Newly appointed president of the Punjab unit of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Avtar Singh Karimpuri on Monday said his primary task would be to strengthen the party for the 2017 assembly polls.
He said he would be laying emphases on bringing back the vote bank that had deserted the party in the last couple of years due to some reason or the other.
Karimpuri was here to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple after his appointment as the state head by party supremo Mayawati. Local BSP leaders, including Pradeep Walia accompanied him.
In an informal chat with the media, Karimpuri said his foremost task will be to strengthen the party cadres and have an effective organizational structure in place to guide the party towards the next assembly polls.
He outlined his immediate priority of having an effective party network in place. For this he has called a meeting of the party's top brass at Jalandhar on Tuesday. He hinted that in the next forthnight he will give shape to the BSP organizational setup in Punjab.
He said that the people of Punjab were desperately searching for a third alternative as both the SAD-BJP and the Congress had failed to live upto the expectations of the masses. He said that by 2017 the BSP will come out as an effective third alternative.