BJP is reportedly planning to induct at least 50 to 100 new members in each of the 1,250 booths.
New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah has reportedly directed the Delhi unit of the party to induct large number of new members during its membership drive in the 1,250 odd booths where the saffron party had not done well during the Lok Sabha elections in the national capital.
The party is reportedly planning to induct at least 50 to 100 new members in each of these booths. The membership drive is being carried out to ensure that the party comes to power in the next year’s Assembly elections in Delhi.
Mr Shah, along with the head of BJP’s membership drive and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, held a meeting with the convenor and the co-convenor of the membership drive of party’s state units on Monday.
In the meeting, Mr Shah told the Delhi unit to concentrate on the 1,200 odd polling booths where BJP performed poorly.
“BJP president Mr Shah asked us to work harder in these 1,200 odd polling booths to ensure that in the coming Assembly polls the party gets a minimum of over 50 per cent votes there. He also told us to enrol a minimum of 100 members each from these polling booths,” said a party insider.
Delhi has a total of 13,816 polling booths and in the recently held Lok Sabha polls, BJP candidates performed badly in these 1,200 odd polling booths.
According to the co-convenor of Delhi BJP membership drive, Harshdeep Malhotra, BJP will launch its membership drive on the birth anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on July 6. The drive will end it on August 31.
In the first phase, primary members will be enrolled till August 11. Active members will be enrolled from August 11 till August 31. As per BJP constitution, all active members have to renew their membership after three years.
“Primary members have to give a missed call to a dedicated number and fill a membership form to get enrolled. The party has set a target to enrol 10 lakh new members in the national capital,” said Mr Malhotra.