Bihar and West Bengal units of the BJP have swung into election mode with West Bengal unit of the party coming out with a 9-point charge-sheet against Mamata Banerjee’s nine-year rule with ‘Aar Noi Mamata’ slogan, which roughly means ‘no more Mamata’while Bihar BJP ‘Saptarishis’ that is seven members of booth committee joining PM’s Man Ki Baat on May 31 are some of the programs to begin with.
Bihar elections are likely to be held in October-November 2020 while WB election will be held in 2021. Now, both states will have a series of ‘virtual meetings’ to be attended by around 1000 workers. The first such meeting will be addressed by home minister Amit Shah on June 8 followed by party president J P Nadda. The party also named a new WB executive that would lead the party to the elections.
In these virtual meetings, there will be a dais with two-three speakers and 1,000 party workers would be able to directly participate and ask questions. Another 1,000 would be able to watch the proceedings using a link. These virtual meetings will be aired live on various social media platforms. There will be four other such meetings to be addressed by other national and state-level leaders.
The Bihar BJPhad asked its office-bearers and 67,000 booth pramukhs to ensure that booth members listen to ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The state unit of the BJP has lined up two rallies in the next 10 days. General secretary in-charge of the party Bhupendra Yadav is connected with state party leaders to get the plan of the party implemented in the state. Shah had already made it clear that NDA will go for Bihar elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.
Meeting with saptrishis was important as the first step for election preparedness is booth-management. The election of booth pramukhs at all the 67,000 booths has already been completed. Bihar organizational secretary Nagendra said, “Our target is to organize virtual rallies in 200 assembly constituencies and if possible in all 243 seats. In days to come, we will be in a position to address 10 rallies a day.”
The party has asked all its different cells (morchas) to keep interacting with people through different mediums and also reach out to 8,000-odd panchayats in the process as well. However, the party sources said that the BJP will be aggressive for its election campaign in West Bengal. So is it doing by taking a little longer campaign.