Beware of infighting or lose the chance: BJP to cadres

With stakes high in the Lok Sabha polls,BJP warned its rank and file that indiscipline and infighting would be sternly dealt with.

Written by Agencies | Nagpur | Published:February 8, 2009 5:27 pm

With stakes high in the Lok Sabha polls,BJP warned its rank and file that indiscipline and infighting would be sternly dealt with.

The warning came from none other than the party’s PM candidate L K Advani who said those engaged in “self goals” were causing “huge damages” to themselves.

“We all know that we lost Rajasthan and Delhi due to our self goals. Those who were behind this self goal should understand that they may have damaged the party to some extent,but they have made huge damages for themselves,” Advani said in his concluding address at the National Council.

The final day saw many senior leaders using the occasion to warn the rank and file against infighting or else it would be an “opportunity lost.”

“There was a new trend in organisation before the polls (in Rajasthan and Delhi). Everyone said ‘nipta do’ (let us finish). So one tried to finish the other and subsequently the party got finished. The slogan for us this time should be ‘jeet lo’ (let us win),” party general secretary Sushma Swaraj said.

Party’s organisational secretary Ramlal Aggarwal called on party members to stand by the official candidate,”whoever he or she may be.”

Reach out to voters,infuse enthusiasm among BJP men: Naidu

Giving a clarion call,the BJP today asked party leaders to reach out to electorate across the country and infuse enthusiasm among party workers to ensure victory in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

BJP leaders Venkaiah Naidu,during a discussion on general elections asked the party’s National Council and National Executive members to start poll campaign soon after returning to their areas of work.

Naidu,ridiculing the solo rule of Nehru-Gandhi family,said,”dynasty is tasty but nasty for democracy.”

He said the BJP has a tall leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee,L K Advani and Rajnath Singh with second and third generations at standby.

Without taking the any name,he termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as one who is being instructed by “someone from behind the scene.” Naidu said the country needs a strong and determined leader like Advani.

The former BJP president said the party would announce all its candidates for the elections by March 15. Party workers should put up posters,banners,hoarding in support of party’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani.

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