- ‘Sangathan Parva’ witnesses enrolment of close to 11 crore members as on April 30, 2015
- Under Maha Sampark Abhiyan, began on May 1, new members being contacted visiting door to door
- Training to be imparted to 15 lakh workers under third phase beginning from September
- Party to have high tech offices in each district
After creating history by enrolling record 11 crore members through mobile phones, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now working tirelessly to make space in the heart of the new members through the Maha Sampark Abhiyan. Named as ‘Sangathan Parva’ launched with the objective of expanding the organisational base in all nooks and corners of the country, the Maha Sampark Abhiyan is second phase of this Parva.
Under Maha Sampark Abhiyan, began on May 1, the party is utilising this opportunity to apprise the people of one year’s achievements of the BJP Government at the Centre and also the core ideological issues. “If we make space in the heart of the public based on our achievements in five years, the party will gain strength at the grass roots level; and as the public confidence grows, the people will continue their support to allow us to serve for next several decades,” party president Shri Amit Shah told the workers in New Delhi on July 12.
The major schemes being highlighted during the campaign
Apart from the core ideological issues, these 24 major schemes launched by the Central Government are being highlighted during the contact drive:
Shri Shah is visiting different zones to energise the workers and to review the progress of the Abhiyan. Till now he has addressed meetings in Delhi, Bhopal, Guwahati, etc. The review meeting in Delhi on July 12 was attended by MPs, MLAs, State unit chiefs, mayors from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.
According to party general secretary Shri Ram Madhav the third phase of the contact drive would begin in September under which workshops and training camps will be organised for the workers and the new members. “There is target to impart training to 15 lakh workers. Under this campaign we are going to strengthen the organisation up to booth level,” he said.
Began on August 9, 2014 the party’s enrolment drive has proved to be a big boost in expanding the organisational base in southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and north-eastern states. “We are delighted that the membership has increased 3 to 20 times in southern states where we were judged weak,” he said adding that the party does not assume the newly inducted 11 crore well-wishers “as arms to get the power but we transform them into agile congeries to helpmate in building of the nation”.
With the expansion of the organisation the party has also decided to have offices in each district equipped with state of the art technology and libraries. –Pramod Kumar