BJP to take padyatra route to woo voters
With exactly a fortnight left for the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election management committee on Friday made padyatras mandatory for each of its 70 candidates.
Sources said the decision is aimed at ensuring a better door-to-door campaign — a major thrust of the top leadership.
Early next week, BJP leaders said that the party will also compile feedback received from all its Assembly segments and constituency specific pamphlets will be printed and distributed.
Several Union Ministers have been roped in for poll preparations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to hold at least four rallies between January 29 and February 4.
“Election offices have been opened all over the city with 80 per cent election offices have been opened so far,” said a Delhi BJP leader.
Sources said the party has laid emphasis on even the senior leaders and ministers doing more jan sabhas than rallies to ensure better connect with the voters.
National organisation general-secretary Ramlal; pradesh in-charge and MP Prabhat Jha; national secretary Anil Jain; Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay; organisation general-secretary Vijay Sharma and several others participated in the meeting.
The party’s chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi also participated in the meeting for the first time since she was named for the top job. Ms. Bedi will stage two road shows on Saturday in Dwarka and Rani Bagh.