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No cash, only cheque as BJP launches door-to-door drive to collect donation

Taking a step further towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of cashless services, the BJP has decided to collect donation in the state only through cheque

dehradun Updated: Dec 16, 2017 20:26 IST
Nihi Sharma
The ruling party has a target of collecting ₹25 crore donation from Uttarakhand.
The ruling party has a target of collecting ₹25 crore donation from Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo )

Taking a step further towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of cashless services, the BJP has decided to collect donation in the state only through cheque.

Ahead of next year’s local body election, the ruling party that has a target of collecting Rs.25 crore will go door-to-door for collection of funds.

This exercise is likely to begin from December 25 -- the birthday of party leader and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee -- and will conclude till January 26.

It means that at least Rs.80 lakh shall be collected a day to reach the desired goal.

At the two-day working member committee meeting that started at Haldwani on Saturday, party state in-charge and national vice-president Shyam Jaju and national joint secretary Shiv Prakash directed all participating leaders to adhere to the decision.

Chief minister TS Rawat along with BJP state unit president Ajay Bhatt were also present at the meeting.

The party aims at collecting this grant - in white - and will then use the interest amount during local body election, a BJP leader said.

“It’s decided that we will take even Rs.100 amount through cheque. This decision is taken to achieve transparency and promote digitisation,” a senior party leader, who was present at the meeting, told Hindustan Times requesting anonymity.

Insiders claimed that door-to-door collection might not help the party members achieve the set target. But, through this way, the party wants to create a bond with the locals.

“First, people giving away credit to the party will have a sift side towards them as they have given donation. Secondly, through this process, we want to make personal relation with each and every household,” said another BJP leader.

Many leaders don’t consider the target a challenge. “We are hopeful to get better amount from well-to-dot list. It won’t be a challenge to collect this amount,” the leader said.

But, it won’t be a cakewalk collecting grants from vendors and others. “We will collect the money and submit it in the account of our worker and through cheque the total amount will be provided.”

Party state unit chief Bhatt said the drive would begin from Dehradun and Haldwani on December 25. “All 14 district committees, frontal organisations and booth-level workers will be united for its success.”