‘Mission 2019’: BJP gets into overdrive ahead of Amit Shah’s Haryana visit
Several Haryana leaders have been tasked to gather info about social, political and electoral demography of the state to be submitted to Shah during his visit from Aug 2 to 4Updated: Jul 29, 2017 10:14 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Ahead of the upcoming three-day visit of BJP national president Amit Shah to Haryana, the Khattar government in Haryana has gone into an overdrive in collecting data pertaining to social, political and electoral demography as well as the media in the state.
Though Shah has been to Haryana for some rallies in the past too, it will be for the first time that he would spend three days in the state, precisely Rohtak, from August 2 to 4 to hold meetings with state leaders.
Sources in the party told HT that several leaders have been tasked to gather a variety of information in a seven-page format given to them to be submitted to Shah. They will gather details pertaining to the social, geographic and electoral (from booth-level to Lok Sabha constituency-level profiles) demography, membership mapping and organisational scenario.
Interestingly, the information to be submitted to Shah also includes the details of BJP activists, if any, working in the fields of Right to Information (RTI) and public interest litigation (PIL). Profiles of the mainstream, digital and social media have been sought with their names, language, reach and circulation.
Another specific information has also been sought – about the “sentiments of these media — whether these are positive, neutral or negative.” Also, details have been sought about the party’s Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp group network and as to how many people the party was thus reaching out to.
The party sources said that Shah had sought these details in a set format from all states he would be visiting in the days to come for making a strategy for 2019 general elections.
However, there is also speculation in party circles that Haryana might go for assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha polls. The forthcoming visit of Shah was also discussed in detail at the two-day meeting of the BJP at Jind earlier this week, which was attended by three Union ministers from state – namely Birender Singh, Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar – all state leaders, members of the state executive and leaders of all party wings.
First Published: Jul 29, 2017 10:13 IST