New Delhi: Amid massive unrest in the valley due to stone-peters and frequent terror attacks; BJP Supremo Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir starting Saturday, where he is set to meet state BJP leaders. The meet is likely to circle around party’s alliance with PDP.
Jammu and Kashmir visit will be a part of Amit Shah’s 95-day all-India tour during which he will strategise on ways to win the 2019 Lok Sabha election, with focus on winning 120 seats where the Party had lost in 2014.
Shah on Friday told the media that “he would spend one to three days in each of them, depending on their electoral significance”.”We have also set a target of (winning) 120 seats where we had lost in 2014. My tour will focus on taking stock of our organisational strength and further expansion of ideology and electoral appeal across the country,” he said.
Shah is particularly focusing on states where the party’s hold isn’t very strong as yet. States like West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Kerala will be main focus of BJP boss.
He also hinted at a reshuffle in the organisation as several office-bearers are now serving as ministers in the Uttar Pradesh government.
The party has graded the states into A, B and C category in order of their electoral significance, and he will spend three, two and one day there respectively.
Shah’s tour will end by September 25. Theparty has inducted in around 3.52 lakh volunteers who would work full-time for the party for anywhere between 15 days and a year. It has also enrolled another 600 full-timers, Shah said.
He said each full-timer will be assigned one Lok Sabha seat where he would supervise strengthening of the party till 2019 election. There would be one more tasked with the overall electoral responsibility of groups of five constituencies each where the party has traditionally been weak.
The party, he said, would also reach out to 11 crore members enrolled during the 2015-16 drive, and seek to involve them in booth-level activities.