For the last six days, seven Union ministers, Lok Sabha MPs and senior BJP leaders have been holding meetings in the state, claiming to have launched the party’s Mahasampark Abhiyan. But door-to-door visits by party workers — an essential part of the mission — is yet to begin.
The reason: The proforma for the campaign and pamphlets highlighting achievements of the Modi government have still not reached to booth level workers from the party’s Delhi headquarters. Leaders supervising the campaign claimed it will take another one week for the door-to-door campaign to begin.
BJP national president Amit Shah had launched Mahasampark Abhiyan across the country on May 1 to reach over 10 crore members — including 1.80 crore in UP — who had taken up BJP membership in the six-month Sadasyata Abhiyan concluded on April 30.
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In UP, the campaign — it has to conclude countrywide by July 31 — was scheduled to begin from May 26.
Sources in the party said while ministers and senior leaders are holding public meetings, work is yet to begin at ground. Besides the proforma and pamphlets, the list of new members carrying their details too has not been provided to booth level workers.
When contacted, in-charge for Mahasampark Abhiyan in UP, Prakash Sharma, said: “The campaign has been launched formally in the state in the presence of Union ministers and other leaders. Literature and the list of new members will be sent to all booths in the next four days and the campaign will pick up pace within a week.”
During the campaign, the party has to collect details of the new members — caste, area of interest, Adhar card and Electors Photo Identity Card numbers and detail of bank account under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. They also have to ask members if they belong to the minority communities.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had launched the campaign for Awadh region in his constituency Lucknow on May
Party national joint general secretary (organisation) Shiv Prakash has launched the campaign the same day in Mughalsarai.
On May 26, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti attended another launch in Meerut, Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh in Jhansi, MoS for Railways Manoj Sinha in Bareilly and MoS for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Bithoor (Kanpur).
Party state president Laxmikant Bajpai had launched the campaign in Ballia’s Nagwa village — the native place of freedom fighter Mangal Pandey.
Manoj Sinha and Bajpai had attended Mahasampark Abhiyan in PM’s constituency Varanasi on May 27. MoS Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal launched the campaign in Ghaziabad, Niranjan Jyoti in Etawah, Birender Singh in Moradabad and MoS for Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan in Saharanpur the same day.
On May 28, Manoj Sinha, with Kaushambi MP Vinod Sonkar, had launched the campaign in Allahabad, Balyan in Aligarh, Krishna Pal in Shamli and Niranjan Jyoti in Lakhimpur. Bajpai was in Amroha on Friday for the launching.