Special on BJP Foundation Day
SPECTACULAR achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation. Various State Assembly elections and general elections are fast nearing. Recently the Election Commission has announced May 5, 2013 as the date for the Karnataka Assembly elections. Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi Assembly elections are going to take place in the month of November, 2013. We are in favour of conducting elections for Jharkhand Assembly during the same period clubbed with other states instead of extending the President’s rule. Sixteenth Lok Sabha elections can take place anytime due to the prevailing political uncertainty.
Congress led UPA-II is sinking and stinking everyday by getting involved in corrupt practices, scams and open public loot. Aam aadmi is terribly annoyed over the misrule of the Congress party. The stress and sufferings of common people is increasing day by day due to unchecked price rise of essential commodities and food inflation.
On the ground level
BJP is focusing its attention to highlight the painful miseries of underprivileged and poverty stricken people. Karyakartas of BJP echo the public anger by series of agitational programmes.
Thousands of rallies are being organised in different parts of the country from time to time. Jail bharo, Bharat bandh drew the attention of the masses at the grass root level. The same public agony and hardship was expressed by our elected representatives in the various State Assemblies of the country. In total, BJP has 924 Legislative Assembly and Council Members. There are 164 Members of the Parliament, both in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha together. There are 53 Mayors in various city corporations and 95 district panchayat presidents.
BJP has done a valuable role on several issues like the Bill against women harassment, land acquisition, communal violence, FDI in retail sector, miserable migration of the Hindus from Pakistan and Bangladesh, tragedy of Tamils in Sri Lanka, failure of economic policies, inflation, Telengana, brutal killing of Indian Army soldiers by Pakistan, violence in Assam and other places. BJP is raising it’s voice for the causes of farmers, poor, youth, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. It is continuously fighting for Ganga-Yamuna purification and linking of major rivers for the benefit of village people mainly the farmers.
The strength of BJP
BJP is making special initiative to reach all sections of the people by taking the message of value based politics. It is enlarging it’s base to bring all sections of our people, with the concept of Sarva Vyapi and Sarva Sparshi. It is evident in the latest membership campaign programme. Membership of BJP, at the national level as on March 15, 2013 has crossed 3 crore, 12 lakh, 24 thousand and one hundred and seven. BJP has good organisational functioning in all the 35 states and 633 districts. Out of 8,30,866 polling booths in the whole country, BJP has got booth level functioning committees in 6,82.069 polling booths. At present BJP is ruling in five states and with coalition partners two states are governed by BJP.
There are only 370 days left for the coming 16th Lok Sabha elections and even lesser time left for different State Assembly elections. BJP is preparing itself to go to people with policies and programmes of the party. Karyakartas of BJP are going to personally contact lakhs and lakhs of people through this Maha Abhyan, mass contact programme. They intend to inform the people about the wrong economic policies and the corrupt practices of the Congress rule.
The new team of the BJP at the all India level has taken up the work. Ideological conviction, discipline, organisational skills, reaching all sections of people specially lower strata of society, encouraging good people with talents, motivating the younger generation, clarity of vision, innovation, effective communication, democratic style of functioning etc. are some of the qualities that needs to be cultivated for successful functioning of the party. There are huge number of karyakartas committed to serve the party for their entire life.
The way forward
Thoughts expressed recently by prominent leaders of the BJP are very important for the electoral victory of the party. In one of the recently concluded all India meet, Smt. Sushma Swaraj said, “We have a good number of capable people in our party and they have legitimate political ambitions. But there are only limited number of seats and we can give the ticket to only one person in a seat. So those who do not get the ticket to contest, must remember that they also should work hard with the party candidate and win the elections. Once the BJP forms the government and then there will be many posts to offer those who could not contest. The active participation of every one will make BJP to come to office and for that each member, specially the youth, should visit maximum villages and meet people and maintain regular personal contact. Unity of mind at every level and active participation of all is the need of the hour.”
BJP chief Rajnath Singh, said that party members, including himself, should resist from speaking about their grievances to the media. BJP should rebuild it’s image as the most disciplined party. LK Advani is repeatedly telling that there should be zero tolerance to corruption. Arun Jaitley often says that the institution of an effective Lokpal and an autonomous and accountable CBI are important institution to check corruption and the BJP stands committed for the same. ‘Nation first, Party next and Self last’ is a slogan given and practiced by Nitin Gadkari. In another context, Narendra Modi said that his idea of secularism is India First. Nothing less than India’s wellbeing should be our goal.
Positive support from many sections of people
Success always comes when thorough preparation meets opportunity. There are some positive indications from some of the regional players. In the recent times different political party chiefs have expressed their opinions in favour of BJP. Sincere effort and contact with various like minded political parties will bring more coalition partners and make NDA more stronger. India should be recovered from the cynical, sinking and stinking Congress led UPA rule. India needs to be regained by the NDA rule to make it more energetic, enthusiastic and vibrant.