With 137 sabhas in a day, BJP goes on campaign overdrive

Ahead of Delhi elections, BJP organises 137 jansabhas across Delhi for MP-citizen connect.

By: Express News Service Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: December 16, 2014 2:27 pm
Untitled-6 Amit Shah had directed all the MPs to contribute to the Delhi elections while they are in the capital for the winter session of Parliament. (Source: PTI)

On Monday, the Delhi BJP bombarded the capital with over a 100 jansabhas which were all addressed by party MPs in 15 constituencies. With elections round the corner, the party had planned a total of 137 rallies for the day. A few were cancelled and some were held in different venues.

National president Amit Shah had directed all the MPs to contribute to the Delhi elections while they are in the capital for the winter session of Parliament. The decision to have MPs establish a connect with the people who have migrated to the city from other states was taken by the party president.

With the AAP already combat-ready, the Delhi unit of BJP is depending on these jansabhas — seen as MP-connect programmes. The party believes that voters, who have come to Delhi from other states, can better connect with MPs from their respective states. Asked why so many jansabhas were held in one day, BJP leaders said the party was trying to arrange the rallies according to the availability of MPs.

“We prepare for sabhas as and when we get confirmation from the MP. We are glad that more are coming forward to address more than one sabha. We covered more than 15 constituencies,” a leader claimed.

Shah may take over Delhi poll planning 

BJP national president Amit Shah is believed to take charge of the party’s Delhi unit soon after polling in Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand are over. Party sources said Shah expressed dissatisfaction with the way the Delhi unit was planning for Assembly elections in the capital. Earlier, Shah had “briefed” senior leaders on what strategies to adopt for the elections. Yet, sources said, the party seems to be lagging behind in reaching out to voters despite its 300 MPs campaigning in the capital.

Pragya Kaushika

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