BJP goes full throttle to revitalize its executives at HP
With Himachal Assembly elections just months away, the top brass of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have taken charge of preparing its cadres in the state where voters change governments every five years.
The BJP wants to break this trend and strives to achieve the impossible “Mission Repeat” amid the challenges of its traditional rival Congress and AAP, which attempts to make inroads into the bipolar political arena the state.
On Saturday, BJP national leader JP Nadda addressed the national executive meeting and then organized a tour in Kullu. He made a clear call to the party base to work overtime for his victory in Himachal.
With anti-incumbent sentiments stacked against the government led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, BJP is aware that no party has consecutively formed his government in Himachal.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur, a four-time Lok Sabha member, has been repeatedly touring Hamirpur and Kangra assembly segments. He also addressed the participants at the executive meeting in Dharamshala of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha youth wing party.
Three days ago, Chief Minister Jai Ram had also rushed to New Delhi where he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invited him to hold a nationwide function in Himachal Pradesh to mark the eight years of NDA government at the Center on 31 May.
The Prime Minister is likely to visit Bilaspur in June to inaugurate AIIMS in Kothipura which is nearing completion.
Modi is also expected to attend the BJP Yuva Morcha meeting in Dharamsala next month, while other vanguard leaders such as Interior Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Transports and highways Nitin Gadkari will visit the state.
“Nadda i has successfully traveled the four districts of the meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Shimla and its program is being finalized, “said the head of state BJP, Suresh Kashyap, who with CM Jai Ram, visited Saturday at The Ridge, where Prime Minister should attend the ceremony on 31 May.
“Soon a Tridev Sammelan will be held in all the parliamentary segments of Himachal. The events will be addressed by our national leaders. All planned activities will strengthen our organization,” he added.
The leader of the Himachal BJP, meanwhile, lashed out at the “anti-national forces” and congratulated the State Police for arresting the two pro-Khalistan militants had hoisted flags at Vidhan Sabha complex in Dharamshala.
He denied changes in the party in the near future.
“At the moment there are no plans to make any changes within the party,” he added.