After election results of Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, and Rajasthan, the BJP is determined to take on its opponent head-on in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
It is decided that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address over two dozen rallies by January end. They will cover around 122 seats. The party has never won in states like West Bengal, Kerala, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, and the other northeast states.
On Thursday, Amit Shah, Party Chief called a meeting with the BJP’s central office-bearers at the party headquarters. All state unit presidents and general secretaries (organization) of all the state units were present there.
According to some sources, Amit Shah stated that the defeat in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan must not stop them, though the message of the people should be respected. Amit Shah highlighted that the rate of votes polled by the BJP, especially in MP and Rajasthan, is remarkable. Also shows people have faith in the party. So, we should try not to disappoint them.
It is not the first time as PM Modi has already done this rally exercise in the 2013-14 election and set to repeat it in the run-up to 2019. According to reports from the party, in initial days of next week, Modi will address rallies in regions where the BJP has never won mainly in Odisha, West Bengal, south India (barring Karnataka), Assam, and the northeast. The party has identified 122 such constituencies where the campaign will be strongly executed in the initial phase. Most probably he will cover these 122 such constituencies by January end. They will attempt to cover 2-5 seats in each public meeting.
The list of targeted seats comprises two Lok Sabha constituencies in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, 17 of the 18 seats in Kerala, Silchar, and Dibrugarh in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and 40 seats out of 42 in West Bengal, and all the seats which are never won by BJP in the northeast.
Along with PM Modi, Amit Shah will also hold several rallies in various states. And, apart from Modi and Shah, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and others will also hold the rallies.
Not only rallies but BJP is also planning to reach out to the voters to educate about welfare schemes. Besides all, PM Modi will also address a rally of women on December 22 which is organized by the party’s Mahila Morcha in Ahmedabad, Gujrat.