THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:A crucial week lies ahead for the state unit of the BJP with the party’s national president Amit Shah set toarrive here on Tuesday morning.
Addressing the BJP blockade of the Secretariat aside, he will be attending a core group meeting of the state unit on Tuesday.
Shah, accompanied by Union Minister for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy and party national secretary H Raja, will also be addressing a meeting of BJP leaders and citizens in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation area at the Kartika Tirunal Theatre on Tuesday evening.
‘’The core group meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoon at the Government Guest House. It will discuss various issues pertaining to the party in Kerala,’’ party state president V Muralidharan said.
Of late, things have not been hunky dory in the state unit, and with the local body elections to be held this year-end and the Assembly elections coming next year, the state unit has been asked to get its act together.
The membership campaign in the state has come to a close, and the party now has 21 lakh members, Muralidharn said on Sunday.
‘’Fifteen lakh people have enrolled through our SMS campaign plus another six lakh, who do not have mobiles, through existing members,’’ he said.
By June or July, the state unit hopes to collect all details regarding the new members, he said. According to him, the campaign had been launched in January this year and closed in April. ‘’During the last term our membership had stood at 5.78 lakh,’’ he said.