In its efforts to spread its tentacles in the Kashmir valley, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has lured its members with a lavish dinner if they register new entrants in the party. The party has offered its members a dinner with MoS PMO Jitendra Singh and J-K’s Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on the condition that they register 100 new entrants and 10 active members in the coming three weeks.
The ‘special offer’ has been posted on the social networking pages of the party’s state unit.
“Any BJP activist who registers, 100 new members & 10 active members from 21/03/ 2015 to 15/04/2015 will have the privilege to have dinner with Hon’ble Union MOS Dr. Jitendra Singh & Hon’ble Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh,” reads the poster.
The poster, which is also being shared on their Facebook accounts by the leaders of the party in the state, has the photographs Jitendra Singh and Nirmal Singh besides the party symbol.
The party says it has taken the decision to “encourage” the party workers. “It is a wish of a party worker that he should sit with the senior leaders of the party and spend some time with them,” BJP’s State Media Incharge Altaf Thakur told The Indian Express. “Since the party is getting a huge response from the state in its membership drive, this offer has been launched to encourage the party workers on the ground.”
Thakur said around a thousand workers- who would achieve the target – will have an opportunity to have a dinner with the Jitendra Singh and Nirmal Singh. The party is yet to decide on the date and venue of the function.
The “special offer” from the BJP in the state has, however, invited criticism on the social networking websites.
“Think BJP not to lure people on dinner but make such policies that people can offer u(you) dinner with them. This will be pride for u to dinner with them. You are doing clear business u give us members and we will give u one time dinner. Justify the conversation before u put on Facebook,” reads a comment on Facebook by Kant Sharma.
“Why u (you) r (are) joining every person with bjp by giving offers. Yahan koi sale nhi chal rhi(No sale is on here). Let people join you by judging your work. #Bjp #J&KBjp,” reads another comment by Nakul Sharma.