NEW DELHI: The BJP is gearing up to approach the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections with Mission 50 plus. The Central Election Committee (CEC) of the BJP met on Saturday to discuss the preparations of the party for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP chief Amit Shah besides senior party functionaries attended the key meeting, which broadly discussed the strategy for the polls in the hilly state.
The BJP chief is learnt to have told the gathering that the party will hit the campaign trails on the slogan of Mission 50 plus in the house of 68. The key party meeting is also learnt to have brainstormed that the outfit should field youth leaders on at least half of the constituencies.
“The BJP is going through a generational shift in Himachal Pradesh, with a majority of either the sitting or former MLAs approaching 70 years of age. Thus, it’s incumbent upon the leadership to field a large number of youth leaders,” said a senior BJP functionary.
The BJP is banking upon the development model of the party along with anti-corruption campaign against the incumbent chief minister Virbhadra Singh as well as the ongoing in-fighting in the ranks of the Congress to wrest power in the state.
The CEC meeting on Saturday is also learnt to have discussed the names of the candidates of the party on seats which the saffron outfit claims to be comfortably placed. The party is shortly likely to release the names of a few candidates for the hilly state, which is slated to go to the polls on November 9.