Call it a political stunt before the country goes to the general elections or a serious effort to give a new direction to the politics of the country, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, has decided to garner support for party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi under a special programme called "New Politics".
A brainchild of the BJYM national president and member of Parliament from Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh, Anurag Thakur, under the programme the youth wing workers would exhort people to come forward to support NaMo by visiting villages and in buses and trains.
Talking to HT over phone from Delhi, Anurag Thakur said the "New Politics" programmes would create awareness over several issues, including women safety, increasing dropout rate, need to achieve 100% literacy, enacting one lakh skill development institute across the nation and achieving 10% sustained economic growth rate.
In Punjab, the campaign has already been started from November 25 and as per state BJYM president Mohit Gupta, more than 2,000 workers from different districts have been engaged to address public on these issues and to offer the best available solutions to these problems.
"The idea is that even if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister, he will not be having a magic wand to end all miseries of the countrymen. There are few problems that cannot be addressed until the civic society is aware," said Gupta.
Meanwhile, ahead of Modi's rally in Jagraon on December 22, the BJYM workers would hold small street meetings - "Modi Chopal" - in villages. Special pamphlets carrying the message of NaMo to the voters will also be distributed during these meetings.