The Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has crossed the target of enrolling 50 lakh new members in the membership drive which concludes on August 20.
National returning officer of the party, former Union minister Radha Mohan Singh, said here on Saturday that so far over 53 lakh new members had been enrolled in UP and with this the total number members of the party had crossed the 1.7 crore-mark.
The BJP leader said the term of the new members would be of three years and those enrolling 50 members would qualify as active members of the party.
He said the party had enrolled three crore new members across the country and the verification of the new members would be done till August 25.
Singh said the head of the booth committees had also been asked to enrol active members.
He said for the purpose of organisational election, a delimitation commission would be set up by the BJP and party’s UP leader Lakshman Acharya would head the panel.
Singh said after delimitation, the state organisation would become the largest in the country. The BJP has divided UP into 94 districts and this number is likely to increase after delimitation.
The number of mandals in BJP’s UP unit is expected to increase to 2,000 after delimitation.
Singh said that a meeting in connection with the organisational election in districts would be held from August 25 to 31. He said the returning officers for the election would be from different district.
The process of organisational elections will commence from September 1 and election of booth committees will be held on September 11.
The elections of mandal and district committees would be held from October 11 to November 11.
Singh said that assistant returning officer for each district had been announced. UP’s Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon is the returning officer of UP.