A meeting of the Gujarat BJP’s Executive Committee on Monday expressed concern over the elected representatives losing connect with the grassroots workers, while it laid stress on according a better status and representation to Dalits, Adivasis and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) within the party set-up.
Speaking at the meeting, Gujarat BJP President CR Paatil exhorted the elected representatives and office-bearers to spiritedly reach out to the party workers and work as a team with a mission.
“The State president gave a clarion call for a united fight to meet the party’s target of breaking all records,” Gujarat BJP spokesperson Yagnesh Dave told Vibes of India.
However, reliable party sources said Paatil, who chaired the key meeting, gave a piece of his mind to the elected representatives and office-bearers and told them that the party workers were the key and they could not afford to ignore them.
Knowing well that the opposition Congress party is increasingly focusing on the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Paatil asked the party that these classes need “better stature, respect and representation in the party structure because they are being misled by the opposition parties on key issues.”
During his speech, he said the party should present the achievements of all BJP Chief Ministers, right from the late Keshubhai Patel, Narendra Modi, Anandiben Patel, Vijay Rupani and now Bhupendra Patel, to the voters.
Dave said the party is also launching a membership drive from June 1 through direct contact of the people and not through inviting missed calls. Right up to the block level, the BJP has planned to reach out to all sections of the party up to June 13 with a variety of outreach programmes.
Not only this, vistaaraks (foot soldiers of the Sangh Pariwar) in charge of all 182 Assembly constituencies have been asked to camp right up to the elections in December.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, national BJP President JP Nadda, CR Paatil and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel would be making tours of selected places from May 30 onwards. While Modi would address a massive convention of the cooperatives sector on May 28 along with Amit Shah, he would also address all district Kisan Morchas through video conference on May 31.