BJP chief Amit Shah has made the battle for Delhi a personal one. It is learnt that he has made it amply clear to the party cadre that they need to win the Assembly polls in the national capital.
Taking over the reins of the grassroot-level poll management, the BJP chief has decided to hold training and orientation workshops for booth-level workers in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies from January 15 to January 17.
Each of these meetings is expected to be attended by 2,000 booth-level workers from each constituency. Sources said the move is expected to benefit the party as it will infuse vigour in the cadre to make them work hard. It is understood that Shah has been focussing on developing better booth management skills among the cadre.
In fact, the impressive show by the BJP in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections — securing 71 of the 80 seats single-handedly — which propelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the top post, was also considered to be the handiwork of Shah’s booth-level planning.
Apart from taking feedback from booth-level workers, Shah is expected to also give them tips regarding management of booths. These meetings are also likely to be attended by area MPs, former MLAs and councillors.
Since last month, Shah has been taking an active interest in Delhi politics and has been directing and guiding the Delhi unit. One such meeting was held on Monday when he reviewed the work of door-to-door management allocated to Delhi unit’s top leadership.