JAIPUR: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah during his Jaipur visit on Saturday tried to boost BJP workers confidence ahead of 2018 Rajasthan assembly elections. While addressing the concluding session of the state BJP working committee meeting at Totuka Bhavan in Jaipur , Shah said that 70 percent area of the country is ruled by BJP governments and BJP is winning elections under the leadership of Prime minister Narendra Modi and it will go on like this.
In context to Rajasthan, Shah said assembly elections will be fought under the leadership of Vasundhara Raje and he directed BJP party workers to work for 18 hours daily with unity so that party can repeat the performance of 2013 assembly elections where BJP fetched 163 seats out of 200.
"If party gets less than 163 seats it means we have lost , BJP workers should live for the party than no one can stop from coming back to power with triumphing majority," said Shah.
BJP is planning an aggressive social media campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan this time and president Shah had a separate program with social media volunteers came from across Rajasthan.
While addressing these volunteers Shah told them to decide the agenda for 2018 assembly and 2019 Loksabha polls so that the credit could be given to the social media warriors of BJP.
"Our governments have benefited 22 carore people with our schemes and only way to reach out to them is through social media".
He gave credit for BJP 's victory in 2014 Loksabha pools to party's cyber friends. He said that an aggressive social media campaign strategy was made which connected to over 25 lakh people through what's app directly and this worked successfully and the party won .
Shah attacked Congress national president Rahul Gandhi for the allegations made in Parliament yesterday during no confidence motion against BJP government regarding Rafel Deal. Shah alleged that Rahul's allegations are baseless.
"Rahul has called surgical strike as Jumla strike it proves that he has no direct connection with the country," said Shah.
With assembly elections in three states scheduled at the end of this year, it seems BJP's central leadership has focused on Rajasthan. Shah and PM Modi are eyeing on 2019 Loksabha elections and Rajasthan's 25 Loksabha will be crucial because in 2014 all 25 loksabha seats were won by BJP but in view of anti incumbency against Vasundhra Goavernment to retain these seats is a major challenge for BJP.
PM Narendra Modi sounded the bugle for upcoming elections at a big rally here in Jaipur two weeks back in the name of "Jan Samwaad" with 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of various government schemes who were called from across the state. But given the fact that BJP has performed poorly in most by elections in Rajasthan in last two years it remains to be seen wether Shah mantra to enthuse party workers will excite voters in Rajasthan.