HYDERABAD: The BJP, which boasts of 10-crore members across the country, is planning to meet its new members, who joined the party through online registration, and collect their complete details such as caste and monthly income among others.
District level leaders will visit villages and personally meet those who have registered online, said BJP MLA from Khairatabad Chintala Ramachandra Reddy. He said the objective was to find out members who are from socially and economically backward communities and encourage them. Based on the data, the party will draft plans to increase the representation of dalits and minorities in the party, he explained.
Addressing the media at the BJP’s Maha Sampark Abhiyan workshop here Monday, Reddy said the party was aiming to add over 20 lakh new members in Telangana. So far, around 17 lakh people have registered with the party in the new State, he claimed.
After launching the recent online membership drive, the BJP has initiated Maha Sampark Abhiyan workshops across the country to meet its new members. The party also has plans to conduct workshops and public meetings across the State to increase awareness among the people about Central government’s welfare schemes and promote other good initiatives taken up by BJP-ruled State governments.
The workshops will be held between May 16 and July 31 in four levels. The BJP is aiming to add over 35 lakh new members in both the Telugu States by July. New members will be given a folder containing the details of the party’s history and government welfare schemes.
BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Cabinet Minister from Madhya Pradesh and all India in-charge of the ambitious Maha Sampark Abhiyan programme Kailash Vijayvargiya attended the workshop.