BJP may set up four sub-panels to work on Modi campaign plans

Less than a month after Chief Minister Narendra Modi was appointed BJP’s chief campaigner for the next Lok Sabha polls

Written by Ravish Tiwari | New Delhi | Published:July 3, 2013 3:45 am

Less than a month after Chief Minister Narendra Modi was appointed BJP’s chief campaigner for the next Lok Sabha polls,BJP is likely to fast-track its campaign plans by setting up four informal sub-committees to execute different aspects of the party’s campaign.

Modi will brainstorm on broad contours of his campaign strategy with the BJP parliamentary board on July 4 before holding a meeting of the party’s general secretaries and members of the programme implementation and co-ordination committee on the same day to chart out specific programmes.

The party’s top brass will brainstorm on four broad categories — election rallies,election management,campaign and election manifesto — at the meetings,a party leader slated to attend the July 4 meeting said.

Party sources,however,claimed that Modi has so far not indicated whether he will constitute a separate “election campaign committee” committee. They,in fact,indicated that he may use the services of party general secretaries and members the programme implementation and co-ordination committee in handling the four different aspects of the campaign strategy as a proxy for his election campaign committee.

“The very fact that he has so far not announced a campaign committee and decided to work through general secretaries and party’s programme implementation and co-ordination committee reflects his willingness to work in tandem with the party organisation before he proceeds further. That he wants to discuss his ideas within the parliamentary board ahead of his meeting with the general secretaries and other office-bearers further reflects his willingness to take everyone on board,” said another party functionary who would be attending the July 4 meeting.

Sources said there are about 15 specific action points for which the July 4 meeting is likely to “chart out” implementation mechanism or framework in a time-bound manner. These action points include working out a state-wise and national “time-table” for various people-to-worker engagement programmes,striking a coordination between party’s “IT teams” across various units,recruiting “youth volunteers” in addition to party workers for the elections and formulation of “chargesheet” against incumbent non-NDA governments across states by August 15.

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