BHUBANESWAR: At a time when hostility between the BJP and the ruling BJD has reached a crescendo over the latter’s rejection to the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme and other issues, BJP president Amit Shah will visit the State on July 1 to take stock of the organisational work he had assigned to the State unit of the party.
A tough task master, Shah had set a target to win more than 120 out of 147 seats in the State Assembly in 2019 elections. Apart from reviewing the organisational works with State office-bearers of the party, Shah will have separate meetings with presidents of all frontal organisations, district prabharis of 36 organisational districts, MLAs, MPs, ex-MLAs, ex- MPs, vistaraks (propagators) and prominent functionaries of the Sangh Parivar. Reports collected from the booth level committees will be discussed and strategy for further strengthening the committees will be chalked out.
The primary objective of the review is to find out if the Central Government programmes are reaching the intended beneficiaries or not, sources in the party said. Launching booth contract programme “Mo Booth Sabuthu Majbhoot” (My booth is the strongest one) here last year, Shah had given the task to the State leadership of the party to ensure door-to-door visit by booth workers to educate the people about the pro-poor initiatives and welfare measures taken by the Narendra Modi Government.
The booth workers assisted by vistaraks have been asked to take feedback of the people about the programmes launched by the Modi Government at the Centre. Shah will address a meeting of Shakti Kendra Pramukhs (poll booth in-charges of gram panchayats) of three parliamentary constituencies comprising 21 Assembly segments of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri. Around 3000 Shakti Kandra Pramuks and Saha Pramukhs of the three districts will attend the meeting, said State BJP vice-president Samir Mohanty. This will be the second visit of Shah to the State this year and ninth since the NDA came to power at the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the State on May 26.