BJP youth brigade to get more powers
Deccan Chronicle| shashi bhushan
High command wants fresh ideas for future polls.
Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari after their victory in the MCD polls. (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: The BJP’s stunning victory in the MCD polls is all set to give the party an edge in at least 46 of the 70 Assembly berths in Delhi. BJP was routed in 2015 Delhi assembly polls. The victory has brought back the saffronites yet again in the reckoning.
The MCD poll results would also provide a major boost to the BJP for the forthcoming assembly elections in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Sources said that the state unit may soon give additional responsibilities to those young workers who had aggressively campaigned in the civic polls.
The reason for giving more powers to the youth brigade is to ensure that the party is able to remain in constant touch with the voters at the grassroots level for the next Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the national capital.
A party functionary said that state unit president Manoj Tiwari has already hinted out to his workers that they should not sit back and rather devise innovative strategies to engage voters in the party’s day-to-day functioning in their respective areas.
"Soon you can see young party workers helping out elderly voters in getting their power and water bills desposited in their municipal limits."
The party which won all the seven Lok Sabha seats is aiming to retain all these constituencies in the next elections.
As far as the Assembly polls is concerned, the party is likely to set a target of 60 seats. The AAP had won 67 of the 70 seats in 2015 in Delhi.