NEW DELHI : The BJP will soon take the preparations for the Lok Sabha elections to the ground level for which it has prepared three zones for organisational convenience in 543 seats, party sources said. North, South, and East zones have been demarcated, and separate meetings of these regions will be held on July 6, 7, and 8.
The saffron BJP will soon take the preparations for the Lok Sabha elections to the ground level for which it has prepared three zones for organisational convenience in 543 seats, party sources said. North, South, and East zones have been demarcated, and separate meetings of these regions will be held on July 6, 7, and 8.
Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman Diu-Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, and Haryana were placed in the North Zone, meeting for which has been scheduled for July 7 in Delhi
The East Zone will e states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura. Its meeting will be held on July 6 in Guwahati. The South Zone will have Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Goa, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep. The meeting for this zone is planned for July 8 in Hyderabad. Prominent leaders of that region, along with BJP President JP Nadda and organisation ministers, will be present in these meetings.
In-charge of the respective states, State President, Organisation Minister, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, MP, MLA, and members of the National Executive will also be present in these meetings. The BJP will decide on different strategies and issues for all these areas, to emphasize national as well as local issues. New responsibilities will also be given to the concerned leaders in these meetings. The party has not yet released an official statement on the meeting.
PM Narendra Modi, in his address to BJP workers, has already announced that the government would push for the nationwide implementation of a Uniform Civil Code, an agenda that has always been part of the BJP’s manifestos. The BJP’s loss in Karnataka has prompted the party to modify its campaign strategy for the upcoming state elections later this year. Four crucial states, namely Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh, will be going to polls. Out of these, only Madhya Pradesh is currently governed by the BJP. The party aims to capitalise on the trend of changing governments in Rajasthan and the anti-incumbency sentiment in the other two states to work in its favour.
In order to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the Narendra Modi government, Union ministers and senior members of the BJP conducted a month-long mass connect exercise last month.This move was also perceived as a significant outreach effort by the ruling party to garner support ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election. On the other hand, all opposition parties are planning to contest the 2024 election collectively. During a recent meeting, the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and 14 other opposition parties proposed the idea of forming a grand alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
(Bureau Report with Media Inputs).