BJP plans to target millenial voters ahead of 2019 LS polls : Narendra Modi hosts dinner to review election preparations - <b>Technical Lobby</b>

Friday, January 12, 2018

BJP plans to target millenial voters ahead of 2019 LS polls : Narendra Modi hosts dinner to review election preparations

In view of the upcoming Assembly elections in eight states this year, and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a dinner meet at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.

BJP's top brass including party chief Amit Shah and NDA Cabinet ministers, reportedly deliberated over a host of organisational issues and took stock of the present political situation in the country. The meeting which lasted more than three hours till 10 pm, saw all BJP general secretaries including P Murlidhar Rao, Saroj Pandey, Ram Madhav, Bhupendra Yadav, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Anil Jain and Arun Singh in attendance, according to The Asian Age. 

Narendra Modi And Amit Shah

A senior party leader told PTI organisational issues were discussed at length. According to NDTV, Modi was likely to discuss the status of various government schemes in the states going to elections this year - Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Karnataka, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

According to Business Standard, other elements of the voter-connect campaign include polling booth connect, and encouraging blood donations on 23 January, on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose.RSS' student wing Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), after losing several student elections in universities, has been tasked with reaching out to the youth, focusing on outreach to Dalits ahead of BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary on 14 April, reported Business Standard.

In a bid to maximise its chances of winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is said to be planning a Rashtriya Raksha Yagna next to Red Fort from 18-25 March. Sources speculated that Modi might inaugurate the yagna, but quickly added that the prime minister hasn't committed to anything yet. Sources also indicated that President Ram Nath Kovind might bring the ceremony to a close and that BJP chief Amit Shah will be present at the ceremony too. The biggies aside, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, Union Ministers, parliamentarians and Hindu religious leaders are expected at the ceremony.
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