LS poll preparations: Shah to address at least six Shakti Kendra meetings in January

Amit Shah

Amit Shah  

First one of them will be held in Bengaluru

Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah is set to kick-start the party State unit’s preparations for the Lok Sabha elections by addressing six to eight conventions of leaders from booth-level committee clusters in January.

The issue came up for discussion at a meeting of the party’s legislators and district units’ presidents held in Belagavi on Thursday to review election preparations.

According to a senior leader, each of the proposed convention will be attended by 5,000 to 8,000 grassroots-level leaders from three to five Lok Sabha seats. The first convention of the leaders of Shakti Kendras (clusters of booth-level committees) will be held in Bengaluru.

Soon after, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a slew of political rallies in different parts of the State in February, sources said. However, the dates of the Prime Minister’s rallies are yet to be finalised.

The party has also asked six of its morchas — Yuva, Mahila, SC, ST, Raitha, and OBC — to hold separate conventions in different parts of the State from January 15 to reach out to different cross-sections of society ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, sources said.

Thursday’s meeting also discussed the need to strengthen booth-level committees. The meeting prepared a poll calendar of events for the State unit comprising 17 issues/events.

The BJP is set to take social media to the grassroots levels in terms of its application for election campaign.

The BJP State unit has been told by its central unit to constitute Lok Sabha-level committees comprising a social media in-charge person along with others such as a legal expert and a media in charge by December 31 to monitor preparations for the elections. The committee, among others, will also have political leaders.

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