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Jharkhand BJP gets ready for 2019, aims to strengthen booth level setup

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Jharkhand health minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi said, “Issues relating to election and party organization were discussed with the core party workers at the meeting.”

Updated: Aug 30, 2018 15:56:56

By Vishal Sharma

Jjarkhand chief minister Raghuabr Das chaired meetings of the party workers of Palamu and south Chhotanagpur divisions in Latehar and Ranchi on Wednesday. (HT Photo )

The ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has launched preparations for the parliamentary elections scheduled next year by mobilising the core committee members of the party. Chief minister Raghuabr Das chaired meetings of the party workers of Palamu and south Chhotanagpur divisions in Latehar and Ranchi on Wednesday.

Senior party leaders, including the Jharkhand party in-charge Dharmpal, party’s Jharkhand chief Lakshman Gilua, local minister, and MPs discussed ways for devising strategies to win elections.

The closed-door conclave in Latehar was held at the auditorium of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, while the top leaders held the meeting in Ranchi at the state party headquarters.

In Latehar, 120 members of core committees from all eleven assembly segments of two parliamentary seats, Palamu and Chatra attended the meeting. The core committee comprised of senior party leaders from Latehar, Garhwa, Palamu and Chatra districts.



According to party insiders, leaders discussed ways to make the party’s presence stronger at booth level for winning elections during the hour-long session.

“The workers were asked to focus on booths (polling stations) as well as to visit homes of every beneficiary of central or state welfare scheme. We were told to work hard to make the beneficiaries understand that Prime Minister Modi and the BJP government in the state have ensured these benefits for them,” informed a senior party worker who was present at the meeting.

The party leaders also insisted on the need to nominate Panna-Pramukh at every 50-60 household.

“Panna-Pramukh, a party worker acting as a link between the party and the voter, will keep in regular touch with voters to assess their bond with the party. In case a voter shows signs of being disillusioned with the party, he will rope in senior leaders for persuasion,” said another party leader.

Speaking briefly to the media after the meeting, Jharkhand health minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi said, “Issues relating to election and party organization were discussed with the core party workers at the meeting.”

First Published: Aug 30, 2018 15:13:05

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