Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda will embark on a 120-day nationwide tour to tone up the party’s organisational machinery with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha election. The party is focussing on regions where it did not fare well in the last general election.
Addressing reporters, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said that Nadda would begin his visit in the first week of December and Uttarakhand will be the first state on his itinerary.
Singh said the BJP president would visit every state, hold virtual meetings with heads of all booth units, the smallest organisational entity in the party, and meet every MP and MLA of the organisation besides its senior leaders, including district chiefs, in each state.
During the tour, he will strategise with party leaders for strengthening the organisation in Lok Sabha seats and regions where the BJP did not win in the 2019 polls, he said.
With assembly election in four states, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam, set to be held in the first half of the next year, he will review the party’s preparedness for the elections, Singh said.
President Nadda will spend three days in big states and two in others.
The BJP-ruled states will give their respective presentations to Nadda on various aspects of their work, including implementation of the central government schemes and on to how to further raise awareness about them.
The party president will meet BJP’s allies and hold public programmes and press conferences as well, Singh said.
Ahead of the 2019 election, Nadda’s predecessor — Home Minister Amit Shah — had identified around 115 seats in states where the party machinery was weak. The BJP made considerable improvement in its performance in these constituencies in the polls after Shah went on an extensive tour.
Singh said the BJP would be working hard and taking all measures to see to it that it wins the seats where the party had lost in the last Lok Sabha election. For this, he said, the party would take all programmes of the Narendra Modi government to all parts of the country.
The BJP-ruled states will give a presentation to Nadda on various aspects of their work, including implementation of central government schemes and on to how to further raise awareness about them.
During his tour, the BJP chief will interact with allies and hold public programmes, Singh said. He will speak with personalities from different fields in the respective areas. Apart from assessing activities, Nadda will discuss future strategies with the core group members of the respective states.