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BJP chalks out strategy for the 2019 LS polls at state executive meeting

“The achievements of our governments both at the Centre and the state were included in the political resolution adopted at the meeting,” BJP state general secretary (organisation) Sanjay Kumar said. “The document also comprises development plans and schemes the state government has chalked out for the future.”

dehradun Updated: Jul 29, 2017 20:55 IST
Deep Joshi
Deep Joshi
Hindustan Times
Uttarakhand,BJP,Lok Sabha polls
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and other BJP leaders rise for singing national song at the inaugural session of the BJP's state executive committee meeting in Dehradun on Saturday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar//HT)

DEHRADUN: The next general elections may still be about two years away but the Uttarakhand BJP chalked out its “elaborate strategy” for the big poll battle in advance at its state executive meeting on Saturday.

The Trivendra Singh Rawat-led BJP government’s performance in the past four months came under a close scrutiny at the meeting. “It is still time for the next parliamentary polls but our preparations are already on countrywide. In that connection, an elaborate strategy was chalked out at our state executive meeting,”

BJP national secretary Tirath Singh Rawat said, referring to all the five Lok Sabha seats the party swept in Uttarakhand.

Tirath Singh said organisational leaders also evaluated achievements of the Rawat government at the executive meeting which was presided over by BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ramlal. BJP national vice president and its in-charge for Uttarakhand Shaym Jaju, all state BJP office bearers, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and his nine Cabinet ministers were present at the meeting.

“The achievements of our governments both at the Centre and the state were included in the political resolution adopted at the meeting,” BJP state general secretary (organisation) Sanjay Kumar said. “The document also comprises development plans and schemes the state government has chalked out for the future.”

A strategy was also chalked out to ensure that party leaders and workers “publicise” the achievements of the BJP governments across the state. “All these achievements will be publicised in areas falling in more than 10,500 polling booths in the state,” Tirath Singh said, adding that the a drive would be carried out as part of the party’s countrywide preparations for the next Lok Sabha polls. “This entire campaign is being helmed by our party chief Amit Shah. He is currently on a countrywide tour to publicise the policies and pro-people schemes of the Modi government.”

Tirath Singh told HT that a similar statewide campaign would be carried out under the BJP’s ‘Vistarak Yojna’. “As part of that strategy, all our party leaders and workers will spare six months or a full year exclusively for the party,” he said adding that they would undertake statewide tours to publicise the policies of both the governments.

“In that connection, we plan to set up a dedicated party office each in all districts to publicise the government policies,” Kumar said.

Organisationally, the BJP had divided Uttarakhand into 22 districts unlike the 13 administrative districts. “All these district offices will be equipped with state-of- the-art IT facility, which will also include video conferencing,” Kumar said. “It will help us publicise among the people all the policies and schemes being initiated by our governments, just at the click of a button. All our party’s 22 IT-enabled district offices will speed up online poll campaign right up to the areas falling in over 10,500 polling booths in all the coming elections and, most importantly ,during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.”

First Published: Jul 29, 2017 20:55 IST