BJP claims 11 crore new enrollment

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015,21:53 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Bhubaneswar | Claiming to have enrolled about 11 crore members across the country, BJP today said it would focus on strengthening the party in seven eastern and southern states, mostly ruled by regional outfits, while grooming 15 lakh trainers to guide the members.
The focus is to strengthen the party in seven eastern and southern states like West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu through systematic and aggressive programmes, BJP’s All India General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao told reporters.
The party would use its national training programme ‘Maha Prashikshan Abhiyan’ to consolidate its position in these states, which are now being ruled mostly by regional political parties, he said. Stating that the training programme aimed at grooming 15 lakh trainers across the country, Rao said these trained persons would guide other members and the entire exercise would go a long way in solidifying the party’s strength.
Claiming that BJP was gradually replacing Congress as the main Opposition in states being ruled by regional outfits in eastern and southern regions, Rao said the process would pave the way for BJP to occupy the top position. The BJP general secretary, who is overall in-charge of the training programme, said workshops are being held in every state to apprise the trainers about the task of guiding all 11 crore workers enrolled in the party.
Stating that training camps are being held in 11,000 mandals in the country, Rao said camps would be held in all 451 mandals in Odisha. Thereafter, training camps would be organised at district and state level. He said 10,000 trainers have been identified across the country to groom the 15 lakh prospective trainers on the core ideological mooring and political mission.
Technology would be used extensively during the programme, Rao said, adding challenges before the nation and need for good governance would also be discussed thoroughly during the training programme which would be participatory.