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BHOPAL

BJP action plan to woo villagers, youngsters

Sunday 3 July 2005

Staff Correspondent

After its two-day session, executive ready with blueprint to reach out to all

Party chalks out strategy to galvanise party workers Series of events to mark silver jubilee

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HIS PLATE IS FULL: The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Babulal Gaur, shares a meal with party functionaries at the end of the executive committee meeting in Bhopal on Saturday. PHOTO: PTI

BHOPAL: The executive committee of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party ended its two-day session on Saturday with the resolve to make all efforts to reach out to the masses and galvanise the organisation at all levels. The party’s national general secretary in charge of Madhya Pradesh affairs, Arun Jaitley, addressed the concluding session.

Briefing newspersons at the end of the two-day session, the State unit BJP president, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, said their goal is to run an "ideal organisation and an ideal Government" and make the party "sarvasparshi aur sarvavyapi" (touch the lives of all sections of people).

There is a plan to hold a convention of Scheduled Castes on October 2 this year to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, he announced. Speaking about different programmes to mark its silver jubilee celebrations, Mr. Chauhan said the party would be observing the birth anniversary of Pandit Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on July 6. The panchayat units would launch a week-long tree-plantation drive across the State, he announced.

Mr. Chauhan said 40 select workers would be attending a "Chintan Baithak" (brainstorming session) at Pachmarhi on July 16 and 17 to find ways to improve the State Government’s functioning and to also work out a strategy for better impact through performance in the next two years.July 18 has been fixed for interaction with the State Ministers, he added.

Mr. Chauhan said a training camp would be held at Mandu near Indore between July 29 and 31 for the entire State executive committee and district party presidents. The purpose behind this training camp would be to motivate State unit leaders to carry forward their ideology and ideals. The BJP president, L.K. Advani, and Mr. Jaitley would be joining this camp, he said.

All district units have been asked to organize day-long camps between August 1 and September 18. This would be followed by block units organising a members’ convention at the block level between October 26 and November 15. Thereafter, a two-day State-level convention would be organised in Bhopal on November 26-27 and over one lakh members would be joining this event.

Mr. Chauhan said party workers would also be going from door-to-door in the villages between December 1 and December 15 to inform the people about the State Government’s programmes and policies.

A membership drive would be launched between September 25 and October 25 this year. Their main thrust would be on enrolling as many members as possible from the villages as well as from among the poor sections and the youth. The membership drive would cover all villages and the target is to enroll about 10 lakh youngsters in the age group of 18 to 25 years, Mr. Chauhan said.

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