Turn rally attendees into BJP voters: Modi to workers

the party leaders conducted a meeting on Sunday to review the directive.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:October 21, 2013 4:10 am

The deep in slumber BJP finally woke up to the Election Commission’s directive to appoint booth-level agents for voters registration even as the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi asked the UP BJP,during the Vijay Shankhnad rally in Kanpur,to ensure that the people who had turned up at the gathering be now converted into voters in favour of the BJP before the Lok Sabha elections arrive next year.

The Modi directive had its effect as things were quickly set in motion. Not only did the party leaders conducted a meeting on Sunday to review the directive,they have also decided to start a drive from Monday to facilitate the registration of voters during the EC’s ongoing summary revision of the electoral rolls. The EC’s summary revision began on October 1 with special camps for voters registration set up at poling booths on October 6 and October 20. The commission had sought support from the political parties with its drive,although the BJP wasn’t so active until now. “Modiji has asked to convert the crowd into voters of BJP. Following his directive,we will first find out people in Kanpur region who still do not have their names included in the electoral roll and then facilitate the EC with their registration,” said Surendra Maithani,the convener of Kanpur rally.

He said the appointed booth-Level agents will go from door to door and organise camps in the residential areas to collect voters’ registration application forms from the people. These forms would be submitted to the officials with all valid documents on October 27 when the EC would next organise camps at polling booths.

“It is the ideal time for our party to cash in on the pro-Modi atmosphere and the huge crowd which is turning up at Modi’s rallies,” said a party leader.

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