Jaipur, Mar 28 (PTI) BJP lost two Lok Sabha and an Assembly seat in recent bypolls in Rajasthan but the lessons have been learnt and workers were putting in hardwork that would ensure victory in the state elections, the party’s national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna said today.

Khanna said his party men were working with dedication to strengthen the BJP at the booth level. The BJP would again come back to power in Rajasthan, he said.

After meeting party leaders during his stay here, Khanna, who is the BJP’s Rajasthan-in-charge said the workers were ready to take up the challenge of retaining power.

“Our workers are working with full dedication at the booth level. The party’s MLAs and other elected representatives have been asked to take up the organisational works in a fast paced manner,” he told reporters at the BJP state headquarters here.

Khanna said the BJP’s focus was on booth management because if the booth is strong, victory of the party is assured.

He said that despite carrying out developmental works, the party faced defeat in two Lok Sabha and one assembly by-poll in the state which is a “lesson” and now the party workers were doing hardwork. The BJP had lost the bypolls to the Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats. It also lost the contest for the Mandalgarh assembly seat. All three seats were previously held by the saffron party.

Assembly elections in the BJP ruled state of Rajasthan are due later this year.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.