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BJP Working President JP Nadda chairs party meet; reviews preparation for mega membership drive

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Working President JP Nadda on Monday held a review meeting with party leaders and took stock of the preparations of party’s 5-week long membership drive that is slated to start from June 6. The party mega membership drive will go till August 11.

Former Madhya Pradesh CM and party’s Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan has bee given the responsibility to look after the membership drive. The meeting was chaired by JP Nadda while all state in-charges and party’s general secretary attended the meeting.

In the meeting held in the national capital, JP Nadda reviewed the preparation of every state with all the state leaders have asked to increase the membership by 20-50% in the 5-week long membership drive.

In States like – Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal – a target of 50% have been set. These are states where big is eyeing a catch big.

While in the meeting, the party also discussed the strategy to enroll more members from the minority community. The party thinks that the Triple Talaq Bill will galvanize support from the Muslim community.

Bharatiya Janata Party has currently over 11 crore members and the party is trying to increase its membership by 20 percent with the mega campaign. Senior Leaders have been tasked with the responsibility of making it bigger. PM Narendra Modi will begin membership drive from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

While BJP Chief Amit Shah is expected to visit Telangana’s Hyderabad later this week to launch the party’s membership drive.

Just like in its previous membership drive, members will be made through missed calls, and membership through paper verification will also be done this time.

While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working President JP Nadda would be visiting all three poll-bound states to assess and review the ground realities.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board had on June 17 picked JP Nadda for the post of the party’s working President. Nadda will be assisting BJP Chief Amit Shah who is now been inducted in the Union Cabinet as Union Home Minister.

He appointment for a big post in the saffron party was on cards ever since he was kept away from the Council of Ministers. Nadda was also among the frontrunners in 2014 when Rajnath Singh resigned after joining the Union Cabinet. However, Shah took over as party president in the year 2014.


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