Nearly 60,000 members of the Bharatiya Janata Party have registered in the first four days of the enrolment drive to attend the party’s rally to be addressed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the Palace Grounds here on November 17. This includes about 8,000 online registrations.
The number is expected to swell as the party has decided to continue registrations till November 10. “The registration, which began on October 30, has slackened due to the festival season. We will take it up vigorously after the festivities,” highly placed sources in the party told The Hindu.
To boost the registrations, the party is also set to launch a four-day awareness campaign throughout the State from November 7. “Our main target audience is the cadre as this programme is aimed at pepping up their spirit and galvanising the organisation ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. We are expecting around 3 lakh people from among the cadre to participate in the rally,” a source said.
The party has set targets for its district units for mustering the number of registrations. “We have set up counters in all the 52,000 booths of the State to facilitate registrations,” a senior party leader said.
While a commitment fee of Rs. 10 a person has been collected from all those who have registered manually, the fee would be collected at the venue from those who have opted for online registration. Entry is free for the public.