NEW DELHI: The BJP is bracing up to carpet bomb with over 900 public meetings in the course of 20 days long “Jan ki Baat” campaign to drum up popular support for the achievements of the Narendra Modi led NDA government, which is completing three years in the office. The campaign led by 450 BJP functionaries, including chief ministers, ministers, will essentially target the Opposition ruled states as part of the strategy of the saffron outfit to expand base.
“From May 26, the day the Prime Minister was sworn in, the Jan Ki Baat campaign will begin to cover the length and breadth of the country. The campaign will conclude on June 16. The Prime Minister will kick off the campaign from Guwahati with a public meeting,” said the BJP national general secretary Arun Singh.
The BJP chief Amit Shah will travel to Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar as part of the programme to take the achievements of the Modi government to the doorsteps of the people. Shah will also visit Arunachal Pradesh.
“From Union minister to a municipal councillor, each party worker will take part in the 20 days long programme. All MPs and MLAs have to hold at least three public events each in their respective constituencies, besides areas outside their states assigned to them,” added Singh.
The chief ministers and ministers of the BJP ruled states have been asked to campaign in the Opposition ruled states. The Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his colleagues in the Cabinet will campaign in Bihar. The Madhya Pradesh chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan will camp in Karnatka, which is heading for Assembly elections early next year. In all 11 chief ministers and five deputy chief ministers of the NDA ruled states, besides 330 MPs will be leading the campaign during the course of 20 days.
All Union ministers, including Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitely, will also be leading campaigns in various parts of the country.
“The campaign is going to be a festival for the party workers, as they will go to the people and also take feedback on the achievements of the government,” Union Minister Smriti Irani, who accompanied Singh, said.