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Local body polls: Youth wing to begin groundwork for BJP 

The members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, will soon begin groundwork for the party’s victory in the urban local body polls, slated early next year

dehradun Updated: Oct 08, 2017 20:53 IST
Neha Pant
BJYM members with minister of state Dhan Singh Rawat (extreme right) at a meeting in Kotdwar on Sunday.
BJYM members with minister of state Dhan Singh Rawat (extreme right) at a meeting in Kotdwar on Sunday.(HT Photo)

The members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, will soon begin groundwork for the party’s victory in the urban local body polls, slated early next year.

The BJYM members were given instructions in this regard by the saffron party’s state leadership at a two-day working member committee meeting of the youth wing, which concluded at Kotdwar in Pauri district on Sunday.

The BJP youth wing had played an active role during campaigning for the assembly election earlier this year, which saw the saffron party winning as many as 57 of the 70 assembly seats.

“Based on the directions received, we will now activate our teams, which had worked during the time of the assembly polls. Our members will soon begin groundwork by holding mass contact programmes in their respective areas to give an edge to the (BJP’s) preparations for the crucial civic polls,” BJYM’s state president Kundan Latwal told HT.

Like its parent organisation, the BJYM’s organisational structure is also likely to undergo some changes over the coming days. “However, the legwork to create a wave (in favour of the BJP) will begin before that at the mandal (block) level and our workers will start disseminating the achievements of the (BJP (state and Central) governments,” Latwal said, adding that there were more than 200 block units of the BJYM at present.

Many other issues concerning the youth were also taken up at the state-level meeting. “It was decided that the BJYM will actively press for resolution of youth issues like unemployment, downward migration from hills and for formation of a dedicated youth/sports policy of the state,” a BJYM member, who was present during the convention, told HT.

The two-day meeting was attended by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and BJP’s state president Ajay Bhatt. Besides, many ministers including Prakash Pant, Harak Singh Rawat and Dhan Singh Rawat were also present. BJYM leaders also carried out a cleanliness drive as a part of the two-day meeting. The next such meeting is likely to be held at Nainital after three months.