With the aim to boost its ongoing membership drive, Bharatiya Janata Party has asked its parliamentarians and legislators to go to villages and interact with people and report their participation in the drive during August.
“It has been decided that party MPs would work for the drive for five days in August, UP ministers for three days and MLA, MLCs and party office-bearers for a week,” BJP state general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said in Lucknow on Friday.
Pathak said that this was being done to invigorate party workers, who were working in the campaign.
“Presence of ministers and lawmakers will boost the membership drive,” Pathak said but refused to admit that this was being done to make lawmakers accountable.
“This is a collective campaign in which party workers, office-bearers, lawmakers and ministers are working as a team. If one link snaps, everything will go topsy-turvy,” Pathak said.
The BJP membership drive was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi on July 6 and it will continue till August 11.
The party has fixed a target to enrol around 70-80 lakh new members in UP. At present, the party has around 1.13 crore members in the state.
Pathak said that now more than 30,000 vistaraks would be in the field to enrol new members in the party while senior leaders would assist the ground level workers in achieving the target.
“The leaders have been asked to highlight the achievements of the government and the party during the membership drive through social media so that people may also know about the party’s campaign,” Pathak said.
After enrolling new members, the BJP will launch a training programme. This activity of the BJP state unit will continue till December this year.