Bengaluru: Buoyed by the overwhelming victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the state BJP will conduct its membership drive from July 6 to August 11 and target 50 lakh new members.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, State BJP membership drive pramukh and Legislative Council member N. Ravikumar said, “More than 5 lakh party workers from the state will be involved in the membership drive. As many as 15,000 party Vistaraks will tour the state from July 23 to July 30 to add new members. For Vistaraks, a workshop will be organized from August 10 to 15. Those who add 25 members to the party, will be recognized as active members. Our focus is to have more than 2 lakh active members in the party,” Mr. Ravikumar said.
He added that the party will concentrate on places where its base is weak, during the membership drive. We will pay more attention to places where the party lost in previous elections,” he added.
At the national level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the membership drive at Varanasi on July 6 while BJP National President will start the membership drive in Telangana. In Karnataka, Union Minister of State, V. Muralidharan will inaugurate the drive, accompanied by BJP State President B.S. Yeddyurappa and other senior leaders.
Anyone can become a BJP member by giving a missed call to 8980808080. There will be no membership fee, the state BJP clarified.
Hitting back at former CM Siddaramaiah, who had blamed the BJP for resorting to Operation Kamala to lure Congress legislators and topple the coalition government, Mr Ravikumar said Mr Siddaramaiah first look at his party's internal affairs before blaming the BJP. Many Congress leaders and ministers too have openly expressed their displeasure over the functioning of the coalition government, he recalled....