The BJP has begun an exercise to identify dedicated workers to be deputed as full time ‘chunav sahayak’ in each Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh. These ‘chunav sahayak’ will remain deputed in the constituencies from October onwards till the 2017 Assembly polls are over.
They will look after all the poll-related exercises —- from organisational activities to election management.
The party has already picked ‘chunav sahayaks’ for 52 Assembly constituencies of Kanpur-Bundelkhand and 71 of Kashi regions.
Selection of workers for deployment in other regions, including Braj, Paschim, Gorakhpur and Awadh, will be completed before September 15. The meeting of Braj region in this regard is scheduled for September 9.
Party state general secretary (Organisation) Sunil Bansal confirmed about the exercise and said that the ‘chunav sahayaks’ will be in field from October.
BJP is introducing this practice for the first time for the poll preparation and monitoring as, sources said, it does not want to leave any stone unturned to win the most crucial elections of 2017.
These ‘chunav sahayaks’ are being selected from BJP, its youth wing Yuva Morcha and also RSS’s student wing — Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
They are being assigned constituencies other than the constituency they belong to.
“As each of these ‘Chunav Sahayaks’ will be camping in the assigned constituency for five to six months, party has sought names of workers from each regional units who wish to take responsibility of working round-the-clock during the elections,” said a senior BJP leader.
“During this period, a ‘chunav sahayak’ will have to look after party’s organisational activities upto the booth level and preparations of poll campaign.
After the declaration of candidates, they will focus on canvassing and poll management as per the requirement of the candidates.
“These ‘sahayaks’ will also function as feedback system for the state headquarters, as they will keep updating the party top brass about political scenario in their particular constituency, and also about the requirements of the workforce and senior leaders,” said a BJP leader of Kanpur-Bundelkhand region.