The BJP has set itself a target of 20 per cent increase in the membership drive to be launched soon. The drive is a precursor to organisational polls to elect new state and national party chief.
BJP chief Amit Shah chaired a meeting of party functionaries including national office bearers, state presidents and general secretaries to discuss the future expansion plans.
Shah said, behind this massive success of the BJP government is the hard work of booth workers.
From 2014 to 2019, as the central government worked for the poor, the party also expanded. Out of 11 crore members enrolled, 10 lakh were trained.
Now, under the new membership drive, BJP seeks 20 per cent increase in addition to the current 11 crore members.
Quoting the BJP chief, BJP general secretary Bhupinder Yadav said, when Shah assumed charge in August 2014, he said the party had still not reached its peak when it won 282 seats in Lok Sabha. When BJP won 303 seats in the recent polls, Shah told party members that the party had still not reached its peak.
The BJP wants to expand itself in areas where its organisation was weak and could not win elections.
Shah said the party still needs to tap into the strata of society where it has not yet reached.
During the two-day meeting of party office bearers, former Madhya CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was made coordinator for the membership drive. Dushyant Gautam, Shobha Surendran, Suresh Pujari and Arun Chaturvedi have been appointed as members of the drive.
Chouhan will soon announce the timeline of the membership drive which is expected to be 15 days long. The BJP will set up booth level committees for the enrolment drive.
Yadav said the timeline for the organisational polls will be drawn after the completion of the membership drive.