Malhotra appointed head of BJP campaign commitee in Delhi

The BJP has appointed senior party leader V K Malhotra as the head of its campaigning committee for the parliamentary polls in Delhi on Wednesday.

Malhotra, a former South Delhi MP, was the Leader of Opposition of the Delhi Assembly from 2008 to 2013. In the last Assembly elections, he vacated his seat from Greater Kailash constituency for his son Ajay Kumar Malhotra.

But Ajay lost the seat to Aam Aadmi Party’s former transport minister Saurabh Bhardwaj.

For maintaining contact with young and new voters, taking part in community celebrations and bereavements are some of the tips being given to BJP’s booth level workers ahead of the April 10 Lok Sabha polls.

Delhi BJP chief and Chandni Chowk candidate Harsh Vardhan was among those who spoke on these lines at a workshop held for party workers, including Lok Sabha candidates.

“On the polling day, the objective of every party worker and the candidate should be taking the voters to the polling booth and helping in casting their votes,” Harsh Vardhan said.

The BJP will also organise a meeting ‘NaMo Chai Chaupal’ at every booth in each of the Lok Sabha constituency on March 23.

Harsh Vardhan stressed on identifying polling booths where the party’s supporters did not turn up in large numbers during the Assembly polls in December 2013.

The party plans to contact every voter in an attempt to build momentum in its door-to-door campaign. The Delhi BJP chief asked party workers to establish constant public contact and hold meetings of various organisational units.

Working honestly with team spirit will give workers the cutting edge to win over voters, he said.

“It may be remembered that this is the first election in the country where the social and political atmosphere is completely in favour of BJP,” Harsh Vardhan added.

A Lok Sabha poll contestant who attended the workshop said the planning session seemed good.

“The execution of the plan will hold the key. During the Assembly elections, the execution at the booth level was not effective. We have to learn from experience,” he said.

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