From our Special Correspondent
Silchar, July 27: “‘Mahasampark Abhiyan’ or mass-contact campaign as a part of the strategy of party has been going on in a smooth manner in all the three districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi of Barak Valley for the last 3 days and the response of people has been quite satisfactory,” pointed out Awadesh Singh, state spokesperson of BJP, while talking to The Sentinel. He said such campaign is being carried on at the district, mandal and block levels.
In order to take the message of the party to the grass-root level, all the members are being provided with a two page folder. The first part records the achievements during the first year of Modi Government and a brief history of the party in the second part. It begins with good wishes of Amit Shah, BJP supremo. From all accounts, as Singh said, one year achievements of Modi Government have been stupendous, enough to satisfy except the cynics.
Continuing Awadesh Singh said presently the total membership of the party in this valley is around 3 lakh and the drive still continues. Membership forms given to new members record their identity, address and opinion about the Modi Government and its performance. He claimed campaign covers both the urban and rural areas. Door-to-door approach has been undertaken and this is necessary to convince and woo the voters who often sit on fence. The membership drive enrolls those also who have responded to the party headquarters in New Delhi through ‘missed calls’, he said.
The state spokesperson admitted NRC controversy has no doubt led to some misunderstanding among the people about the stand of BJP. “Our stand is clear. All bofide Indian citizens are to be enlisted. But, Hindu Bengali refugees deserve special consideration because they can’t be equated with infiltrators,” Awadesh Singh stated. The party has set up help camps to assist those who find it difficult to fill the forms. He ruled out any adverse impact on the poll prospect of BJP in 2016 Assembly elections.
A BJP led government in close coordition with rendra Modi at the Centre alone can ensure development of the state. “Development will be the main poll plank of the party,” Awadesh Singh pointed out. Chugging out of passenger trains from August on Silchar-Lumding BG is an example of Modi’s stress on development, he explained.
In order to reorient and rejuvete the organization, a 2 day training camp of BJP workers has been organized at Guwahati from September 1. Around one thousand workers are expected to attend from the valley, Singh said. In the first week of September, Ram Madhav, All India General Secretary of BJP, will address the public meeting here, besides holding conclave with the leaders and workers of the valley. This will definitely boost them up to gird their lions for the poll battle, Awadesh Singh summed up.