Eye on polls, Raje exhorts party workers to prepare for ‘mission 180+’Updated: May 01, 2017 20:36 IST
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday exhorted the party workers to gear up for the next round of elections in Rajasthan and ensure 25 Lok Sabha seats and 180 plus Assembly seats.
The BJP chalked out a roadmap for the state assembly elections scheduled next year during the two-day state-level working committee meeting.
According to the roadmap, the party plans to launch a publicity blitz across the state to highlight the achievements of the state and central governments. The role of the party workers would also be activated to strengthen the organisational structure of the party to achieve the election goals.
Addressing the media persons here on Monday, state party president Ashok Parnami said that on the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a Congress-free India, BJP has set upon mission 2018 (in Rajasthan) after stunning victory of the party in Uttar Pradesh.
“The party aims at 180 plus seats in the state assembly election scheduled next year,” Parnami said. There are 200 state assembly constituencies in the state. About 225 officials of the party in presence of national level officials took a vow to be ready for the target. The district presidents of the party would not contest elections, Parnami said, adding that the sole task of the district presidents would be to ensure victory for the contesting party candidates. In reply to a query, Parnami hinted that the party might not allot the tickets to elderly candidates and said the prime minister has asked for the retirement to the candidates who are more than 75 years.
Political and economic proposals were also passed in the working committee meet, he added. An analytical and comparative study of the current ruling government and the previous government led by Congress was presented. It highlighted the development by Vasundhara Raje led government in different sectors. Parnami refuted the allegation that the government was ignoring Jodhpur district for it being the native place of former CM Ashok Gehlot. In response to a question, Parnami, while referring to data said more than 72% announcements made in the election manifesto have been fulfilled and assured remaining announcements would also be fulfilled.
Earlier, while addressing concluding session of the meeting, chief minister said that the consistent successes by BJP prove that the public is completely disillusioned with the Congress. “The public now wants nationally oriented, progressive and development prone politics instead of false, caste based politics,” she said. Raje also exhorted the ministers to be more active on the social media. The chief minister and senior BJP leaders then took part in a road show in Jodhpur.