BJP sets up 24-member election committee for UP


Union Ministers Sanjeev Balyan and S.P. Singh Baghel and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti are also members of the BJP Uttar Pradesh election committee….reports Asian Lite News

The BJP has formed a 24-member election committee in Uttar Pradesh, including four special invitees, to prepare for the upcoming Assembly polls.

Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantradev Singh, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma are members of the committee.

Union Ministers Sanjeev Balyan and S.P. Singh Baghel and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti are also members of the BJP Uttar Pradesh election committee.

Uttar Pradesh BJP in-charge Radha Mohan Singh, co-incharges Sunil Oza, Y. Satya Kumar and Sanjeev Chaurasiya are members of the election committee as special invitees.

Party national vice presidents Baby Rani Maurya and Rekha Verma, national general secretary Arun Singh, national secretary Vinod Sonkar are also part of the election committee of Uttar Pradesh BJP.

State general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal, and joint general secretary (organisation) Karmvir Singh are also part of the committee along with senior leaders of state and members of state cabinet.

Son of former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and Lok Sabha member Rajveer Singh is also part of the committee.

Elections for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls will be held in February- March this year along with Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

The BJP has organised ‘Jan Vishwas Yatras’, which covered all the 403 Assembly constituencies, to reachout to the people with the works of the party ruled government at the Centre and state.

The BJP will have a community outreach plan to pacify Brahmins, who reportedly were upset with the party, will explain to the community about the government welfare schemes which benefited them. To reach out to the youth, the party is organising youth conferences in all the districts in which senior leaders and youth leaders of the party are participating.

The saffron party also has planned several programmes to strengthen its booth management.

Goa BJP postponed meetings

Amid a rising spate of Covid-19 cases in Goa, the ruling BJP has altered its election campaign strategy by postponing public meetings and focussing on small gatherings and door-to-door campaigning instead, state party president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Thursday.

“We have postponed some meetings that were supposed to be held across the next week. We will focus on small gatherings and door to door campaigning. Today’s two meetings have been cancelled,” Tanavade told reporters.

“Door to door and special contact programmes will carry on as normal. Up to January 10 we had planned public meetings,” he added.

Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in Goa in February along with four other states, namely Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

On Wednesday, Goa logged 1,002 new cases, the first time that the single-day spike crept above the four-figure mark in months.

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