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BJP targets young crowd with Modi Yuva Shakti campaign

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Published : Jan 22, 2019, 1:49 am IST
Updated : Jan 22, 2019, 1:49 am IST

The organisation has planned to visit nearly 60 colleges in the city in the course of the drive.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Mumbai: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, BJP’s youth brigade has hit the streets to seek the support of young voters for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a campaign called “Modi Yuva Shakti”, the youth party activists have started visiting city colleges, highlighting the achievements of the Prime Minister.

The campaign, undertaken by the NGO, Modi Yuva Shakti Pratishthan - formed to spread Mr Modi’s thoughts about growth and development of the country - began from Somaiya College in Vidyavihar Monday. The organisation has planned to visit nearly 60 colleges in the city in the course of the drive.

“Members of the Modi Yuva Shakti Pratishthan have been inspired by our Prime Minister and they want to spread his message to the young generation with the help of this drive. We have also planned to register new voters as well as volunteers and create voter awareness during the drive,” said senior BJP leader Madhav Bhandari, who is on the management of the NGO.

According to NGO officials, nearly 650 new voters were registered on the first day of the drive.

“We help the college students fill the voter registration form online. A similar exercise was undertaken before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in which we had registered 10,000 new voters and also added more than 22,000 volunteers to our drive,” said Mr Bhandari.

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