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BJP President planning to tour Nagaland, other states

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Nov 14, 2020 9:59 pm
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Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Nov. 14 (EMN):
National president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), JP Nadda is planning to tour the country, including Nagaland, in a bid to strengthen the organisation and prepare for the 2024 general elections, according to reports.

On Saturday, the news agency, ANI, reported that Nadda would soon be undertaking a 100-day ‘Rashtriya Vistrit Pravas’ throughout the country.

Citing a highly-placed source, it stated that the BJP chief would meet the party’s public representatives; debate and discuss new possible coalitions, interact with various influencial groups, bring clarity on the party’s ideology in the cadre and initiate dialogue with senior functionaries of the party and coalition partners in the states.

“To include teams in the decision-making process and targets thereof, to give a detailed report on party related activities and to bring uniformity in various activities and to expand the footprints of the party with an objective of making the country supreme,” the source was quoting as saying.

According to the report, taking into consideration the Covid-19 situation, a request has been made not to gather more than 200 persons in a big hall during his tour to various states.

“There should be temperature checking machine, sanitiser and compulsory facemask instructions in place and there should be no programme of gifting shawl, garlands in the stage. Every aspect of the meeting should be well documented,” added the source.

Also, the states have been categorised as A, B, C and D. Category A are the states where BJP is in government or is a principal coalition partner like Nagaland, Bihar, Karnataka, Tripura, etc.

Category ‘B’ pertains to those states where BJP is not in power like Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Odisha.

Category ‘C’ pertains to small states like Lakshadweep, Meghalaya and Mizoram and Category D is for election-bound states like Kerala, West Bengal, Assam, Pudducherry and Tamil Nadu.

Except for Uttar Pradesh, Nadda will stay in the category ‘C’ states for two days; as for categories A and B, the national president will stay for three days, it stated.

Calls made to BJP leaders in Nagaland, for confirmation as well as further information, went unanswered.

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Nov 14, 2020 9:59:25 pm