Join-BJP kiosks at malls, cafes

Soon, kiosks for facilitating people to join the BJP would be seen in malls, cineplexes and upscale cafes across the city as the saffron party has energised its youth wing and other teams to catch young voters at their hangouts.

“The youth wing has been given the task of reaching out to young voters and not wait for people to contact the party for membership,” said a Delhi BJP leader.

Nearly three lakh people from Delhi have so far contacted the BJP for joining the party since the tollfree telephone number was launched. The number would rise when  teams go out in the field for enrolment of new members, said a party leader.

Many leaders of the Delhi BJP attended a workshop on Tuesday for undertaking the membership drive forward with a focus on spreading the party’s base ahead of the fresh Assembly polls expected early next year.

“All through the drive, the focus will be on projecting the good image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said a representative of the Mahila Morcha. A video was also shown to the workers during the workshop.

Those attended the workshop said the party leaders briefed them about the initial trends of the recently launched online registration.

“Apart from leaders of the central leadership, Delhi BJP chief  Satish Upadhyay stressed upon enlisting membership  online,” said one leader.

He also shared his experiences of the party’s membership drive launched under his leadership in Delhi in 2009.

National BJP General Secretary Ramlal said, “The initial counts of online membership reveal that Delhi is very active.”

“I believe that Delhi will enroll maximum number of members proportionate to the population and top the party membership campaign,” he said.

The campaign in-charge Ashish Sood said the city unit would achieve its membership target by January 15, 2015.

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