Party set to elect State president by year-end when Basanta Panda’s tenure gets over
After its drive to enroll new members in the state over the last two months, the BJP state unit has now launched a drive to register two 'active members' in each booth in the state.
Only seven countries have more population than the BJP’s member-base now, said the party’s working president J P Nadda on Thursday on completion of the membership drive.
BJP's membership strength set to increase by 7 crore, totalling 18 crore: Working President JP Nadda
The latest membership drive had started on July 6, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah launching it from Varanasi and Telangana.
Previously, the Delhi BJP had signed up 14 lakh members and with the completion of the exercise, the party has now begun the process for making ‘active’ members.
According to BJP leaders, the majority of its new members are in the age group of 25-40, which reflects the party's growing acceptance among the youth.
Despite their best efforts, the BJP State unit leaders are not able to achieve the membership enrolment target set by their party chief Amit Shah.
The scale of BJP’s ability to attract new members is stellar. Significant chunk of the Congress workers have come to the BJP during the membership drive.
The party claims to have 11 crore members and had fixed a target of adding 20 per cent more members, 2.2 crores, during the drive.
While BJP is witnessing an overwhelming response to its membership drive in districts, the party leadership is not happy with the way it was going on in greater Hyderabad limits.
To intensify the campaign, the BJP leadership has launched ‘Chalo Booth Ki Ore’ (Rush to Booths) programme
Chouhan is likely to be enrolled as a member of the party from the State at a function to be organised at Khurda.
Rabindranath Basu, the Bengal in-charge of the membership collection drive in the state, said people are enrolling themselves as BJP members through online, offline and missed call modes.
The saffron party has so far enrolled about eight lakh members and with just a week left for the deadline, it does not look like it would be able to enroll 10 lakh more members.
The nationwide drive has received a great response and Delhi BJP is a frontrunner, said Kuljeet Chahal, Delhi BJP general secretary.