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For 2019, BJP plans fulltime cadre for each Assembly segment

These fulltimers are separate from the over three lakh volunteers who have devoted 15 days to booth-level work over the last one year.

Written by Ravish Tiwari | New Delhi | Published: October 22, 2017 5:28 am
Amit Shah, Pinarayi Vijayan, Amit Shah in Kerala, BJP 'Jan Raksha' Yatra, Kannur, narendra modi, bjp in kerala, india news, indian express BJP president Amit Shah has constituted a national team headed by national joint general secretary (organisation) Shivprakash, an RSS pracharak, to oversee the effort until the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP is set to station at least one fulltime cadre at each of the 4,120 Assembly segments across the country until the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are over. All these fulltimers will be working away from their usual places of residence, so they can focus solely on the party’s electoral efforts without being distracted by any vested interest.

Over 3,200 fulltimers have, in fact, already fanned out to places assigned to them. More than 2,250 of them have committed to devoting a year or more to the job at hand; the rest have offered to give six months, sources said.
“We are motivating them to extend the duration of their fulltime dedicated party work until the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. They are more than ready to work until the 2019 elections,” said a source who has been briefed on the exercise. “We will soon have enough numbers to meet our target to have at least one fulltimer for each of the 4,120 Assembly segments across the country,” the source said.

The process to identify another 1,500 fulltime volunteers who would dedicate themselves to party work away from their homes until the Lok Sabha elections is currently on, sources said. Besides the fulltimers for each Assembly segment, the plan envisages additional fulltimers for coordination among clusters of assembly segments.
The first effort is to get those who have volunteered for six months to dedicate themselves for a longer duration. Should it fall short of the desired number of volunteers, the party has decided to train some of those who had initially offered for work for 15 days away from their places of residence.

According to the sources, over 100 of the 3,200 fulltimers already on the ground are Muslims and Christians, and come mainly from Jammu & Kashmir and the Northeast.

The fulltimers who have committed to working until the 2019 elections are drawn from those who had volunteered to dedicate 6-12 months to party work as part of the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Vistarak project announced at the party’s national executive meeting in September last year.

“The original project was to use them as part of the Deen Dayal Upadhyay birth centenary programme. But now, the party leadership has decided to extend this beyond the centenary year that concluded with the national executive last month,” said a source. Details of the plan were shared with members of the national executive.

BJP president Amit Shah has constituted a national team headed by national joint general secretary (organisation) Shivprakash, an RSS pracharak, to oversee the effort until the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Shivprakash will be assisted by senior party leaders like Anil Jain, Murlidhar Rao and Vinay Sahashrabuddhe.

The party has so far organised 44 training camps for the fulltimers who will be on the ground until the Lok Sabha elections. BJP leaders said Shah has had personal closed-door meetings with groups of fulltimers in each state during his nationwide tour that began in April.

These fulltimers are separate from the over three lakh volunteers who have devoted 15 days to booth-level work over the last one year. The party’s internal reports suggest these short-term volunteers succeeded in reaching out to almost six lakh booths out of the 10 lakh booths across the country. One of the key tasks the volunteers had was to make lists of youth who had smartphones and bikes, and to supply them to the relevant party units. This database is expected to be of great help for canvassing, party insiders said.

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    Mitin
    Oct 22, 2017 at 11:13 am
    मोदी धर्म को मजाक बना दिया है जनता को विकास चाहिए कभी राम के नाम पर कभी ताजमहल गुमराह कर रहे है
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      Force
      Oct 22, 2017 at 9:55 am
      Where was the RSS in liberation movements? RSS have no history of sacrifice for India. This is the only reason that they have agenda to spread hatred among people of different faiths. The cons ution of India is written on secularism. However RSS and BJP is spending tax payers money going into BJP account to facilitate buying out congress MLAs ad they did in Goa and North east. If BJP had any conscience let them beg instead of robbing tax payers money. How fair is this when a child died of hunger? Shame on BJP.
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        Mark Simon
        Oct 22, 2017 at 10:41 am
        Agar aap jaise log tax pay karte to aaj ye naubat nahin aati. Don't blame BJP for this.
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        sam
        Oct 22, 2017 at 9:42 am
        So these are the jobs you promised?
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          Mark Simon
          Oct 22, 2017 at 10:51 am
          Make yourself capable, there are lots of jobs in India.
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            blex
            Oct 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm
            And these types of job will ensure incapable n unskilled youth..whose role will just to be puppet n be their hands for violence and hatred in the name of religion n community..they will keep on dividing India why dnt this get into thick heads of all i dnt understand!!
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          Sr
          Oct 22, 2017 at 8:10 am
          Now in our country day by day people are loseing their job.No job for youngsters. Poverty is spreading everywhere. Any way now in this precarious situations in our country Mr. Amit Saha co. (Company ) is opening full time job for our country people only. Details about the company products is not known but regular ry will be paid after deduction of PF,IT and other taxes applicable as per company/gov't rule.For conveyance one motor cycle fuel cost will be given. Now in india this is a very fast growing profit making company.so apply.
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            Mark Simon
            Oct 22, 2017 at 10:46 am
            There are lot of jobs in our country. But the problem is youngsters have no capability to work. Even a rickshawpuller or maid are capable of keeping mobile and you are saying POVERTY is spreading. Bhai kaun si duniya mein ho
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            ladu
            Oct 22, 2017 at 7:39 am
            I am sure Jay Shah will be paying their ries. These full timers are little start ups by themselves. ry must be in cheque form and 18 tax in multiple forms. Well done BJP , you are truly the most corrupt party in the world.
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              Raghu
              Oct 22, 2017 at 8:03 am
              I know all su.cc.ers like you want one family to rule. No idea what makes you fo.ols to do that!
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                blex
                Oct 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm
                If only we had such an option to ban such parties that divide people be it any at present BJP
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