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BJP plans to have own office buildings in district centres

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L.K. Advani will inaugurate the party's new State headquarters building in Bangalore on Thursday
L.K. Advani will inaugurate the party's new State headquarters building in Bangalore on Thursday

Close on the heels of completing construction of a state-of-the-art building to house its State headquarters in Bangalore, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now planning to construct district offices, where its district units do not have own buildings.

State unit party president K.S. Eshwarappa told presspersons here on Tuesday that the party is keen on constructing the district offices within this year. The new State headquarters building will be inaugurated by party veteran L.K. Advani on Thursday. Most of the party's district units, barring five or six, do not have own buildings.

Jagannath Bhavan, the new State headquarters' building located near Kadumalleswara Temple in Malleswaram, has been named after the late Jagannath Rao Joshi, who played a crucial role in the development of the then Jan Sangh.

Mr. Eshwarappa said that about 4,000 senior workers, who have been associated with the party since the Jan Sangh days, had been invited to the inaugural ceremony in a symbolic gesture of respecting the services rendered by old-time workers for the development of the party organisation.

The 17,000-square feet structure has been built on 9,950-square feet plot at an estimated cost of Rs. 3 crore, he said.

Building's chief architect K.R. Satyaprasad said that the four-storeyed structure was a “green building” as it had used natural lighting and air besides reusable material in some of the components.

It has also installed rainwater harvesting system besides solar-powered LED lighting system and solar water heaters. The building is not only wi-fi enabled but has also videoconferencing. It has CCTV cameras installed in the lobbies of all the floors besides an anti-fire system.

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