New Delhi, June 24: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started its preparation for the upcoming 2019 general elections and if reports are to be believed, the ruling party has decided to appoint an in-charge for each of the 543 Lok Sabha seats. Notably, this will be the first time the ruling party will appoint an in-charge for every Lok Sabha seat. Prior to BJP, Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has been following the model for years. Also Read - BJP's Troubleshooter, NE's Most Influential Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma to Take Oath as Assam CM Today
Apart from in-charge for each of the 543 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP is also planning to set up an 11-member committee ‘Chunav Taiyari Toli’ (election preparation group) in every state to look after specific assignments and prepare ground for the upcoming polls, Hindustan Times quoted a BJP leader as saying. Also Read - Will Himanta Sarma Outplay Sonowal to Become Assam CM? Crucial Decision Today
Talking to the daily, another BJP leader said,”We are getting ready for polls. he earlier we start preparing, the better the understanding we will have of our strengths and weaknesses. The party intends to win in 2019 with a margin bigger than in 2014.” Also Read - EU Stands With India in 'Challenging Time', Modi Says 'Collaboration Essential' to Stop Pandemic
Besides in-charges and 11-member committee, the BJP will also set up a three-member social media team, a three-member legal team and a two-member team for supervising the implementation of central and state government schemes. Meanwhile, general secretaries of the BJP have been also given specific states to follow up.
Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday reviewed the party’s preparations and strategy for the Lok Sabha election due next year during his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the saffron party withdrew support from the PDP-led government. The BJP chief was accorded a rousing reception with party’s youth wing taking out a bike rally from the airport to the state guest house.
Shah chaired the election committee meeting of the party to discuss the issues for the upcoming elections. The top leadership of the party’s state unit also briefed the BJP chief about the political situation after the imposition of the governor’s rule. The leaders also briefed him about the forthcoming programmes of the party in J&K in view of LS polls and also gave him elaborate briefing about the current programmes in the state.