BJP rallies volunteers for Lok Sabha election campaign

BJP rallies volunteers for Lok Sabha election campaign

BJP supporters participate in 'Mera PM Mera Abhiman' campaign at India Gate in New Delhi, on Sunday. PTI

With an eye on the next general election, the BJP is pushing its organisational ability in motion with the 'Modi for PM: Mission 2019' banner.

The party on Sunday rallied its team of volunteers under the banner to complement its campaign.

With this the saffron party plans to do an encore of its 2014 election campaign that had succeeded in creating a buzz around Narendra Modi in every nook and corner of the country.

As per the plans, the volunteers under the banner 'Modi for PM' will hold drawing room discussions, impromptu corner meetings in public parks to spread the message on the need to have a “strong leader” at the helm of affairs of the country, a senior BJP leader said.

The National Convention of the 'Modi for PM' movement was held in New Delhi on Sunday which was addressed by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, senior BJP leaders Shyam Jaju, Bizay Shastri Sonkar, Meenakshi Lekhi and BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya.

The National Convenor of 'Modi for PM', Shailendra Kumar Wilton said that the movement had received directions from the prime minister's office to regroup and work for the upcoming elections.

Malviya asked the volunteers to organise themselves in every state and hold regular interactions with people to convey the achievements of the Modi government.

“We have to convey the message that nation building does not happen in five years and there should be no let up in the momentum for development set by Modi since coming to office in 2014,” he said.

“We have seen what happened in 2004, the momentum set by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was broken. We have to ensure that it is not repeated,” Malviya said.

The 'Modi for PM' group was formed in 2010 and has nearly 13,000 “active volunteers” and a team of 1.5 lakh strong network that will be revived in the coming days to add to the BJP's high voltage campaign.