Eye on 2024 ballot, BJP units out to strengthen rural cadre

Eye on 2024 ballot, BJP units out to strengthen rural cadre

Tribune Information Service

GS Paul

Amritsar, February 22

With a watch on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) is gearing as much as cement its base in Punjab.

Subsequent 12 months will likely be for the primary time that BJP will contest the parliamentary polls by itself. Throughout its coalition with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the BJP reportedly had affect within the city section of the state solely, whereas the agricultural belt was majorly taken care of by SAD.

To make its presence felt in rural segments and streamline occasion actions, the occasion has been conducting zonal conferences.

The maiden Majha zone assembly was held on the Jandiala Guru at this time and was attended by the heads of seven districts within the presence of BJP Punjab’s in-charge Vijay Rupani, co-in cost Dr Narinder Singh Raina, occasion’s state president Ashwani Sharma, common secretary Manthri Srinivasulu and state vice chairman Dr Jagmohan Singh Raju.

To additional intensify its preparations, the saffron occasion has additionally deliberate to focus on the ruling Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) over the difficulty of drug abuse by launching a ‘Nasha Mukti Yatra’ in March. This yatra will begin from Amritsar and will likely be kick-started by Union Dwelling minister Amit Shah.

Rupani mentioned beneath this programme, the BJP would take out the yatra within the cities and villages of the 117 Vidhan Sabha constituencies throughout the state to create consciousness towards drug menace and its penalties.

Earlier than SAD parted methods with the BJP over the Centre’s ratification of the three farm legal guidelines which have now been repealed, the alliance companions used to have a seat-sharing association.

Until now, the saffron occasion was contesting on simply three of the full 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, whereas SAD fielded its candidates on 10 of those seats. At the moment, the BJP has simply two MPs in Lok Sabha — Union Minister of State Som Nath from Hoshiarpur and actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur

Sharma mentioned the Congress, SAD and AAP had been uncovered and the BJP’s cadre had risen in each city and rural areas with folks understanding its welfare insurance policies and their benefits. “Individuals of Punjab really feel like they’ve been deceived, deserted and left ‘Ram bharose’ (God’s will) beneath the present regime. They’re fed up with out-of-control drug menace, corruption and deteriorating legislation and order within the state,” he mentioned.

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