New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah will be in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday to hold booth-level meetings in Lucknow and Kanpur. Shah will hold six meetings, one in each region of the state, over ten days. (Also read: Rajnath Dials Mamata as TMC, BJP Workers Clash)Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Police Intensify Searches, Tighten Security After Terrorists Kill Civilians In Valley
UP politics is hotting up with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party forming an alliance and the Congress inducting Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for eastern UP. So the BJP President himself would be in the state to meet with booth-level functionaries in the six regions of the state. Also Read - Uttarakhand Rains: Death Toll Rises To 34; Electricity Cut, Tourists Stranded After 48 Hours of Downpour | 10 Points
He is scheduled to address 34,000 booth presidents in Lucknow alone and would be working out the strategy to take on the Opposition in view of the recent developments. Shah had reportedly followed a similar plan in 2014 as well and the drive culminated in his party winning 71 seats. Also Read - Kerala Rains: Death Toll Rises to 23; PM Modi Discusses Situation With CM Vijayan | 10 Points
Wednesday’s meeting would be held at Smriti Upvan in Lucknow. Local unit leaders like state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and organisational secretary Sunil Bansal have been monitoring the preparation and have met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to brief him on the progress.
Speaking to a leading daily, UP BJP vice-president and in charge of Awadh Prant JPS Rathore said the idea was to chalk out a strategy for win at the booth level. “The party has already given a slogan ‘Mera booth sabse majboot’. And this is what has to be adhered to as elections draw near,” he said.
All roads to Smriti Upvan are dotted with hoardings welcoming Shah who would first address a meeting in Kanpur before arriving in Lucknow in the afternoon. Sources told the daily that during the meeting with Yogi, party leaders discussed programmes like the one from February 12 to February 26 when functionaries would light a lamp in households of beneficiaries of the government schemes. They said there were about a crore of beneficiaries of government schemes like Ujjwala and Saubhagya which gives free electricity connection.