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BJP’s 10 crore members target tour culminates in Mkg

By EMN Updated: Feb 14, 2015 11:07 pm

Dimapur, February 14

The Nagaland unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) targets 10 crores party memberships ‘several times more than the 6 crores plus memberships of the Communist party of China, the largest political party across the globe.’
The statewide membership drive of the Nagaland unit of the BJP has culminated on February 13 in Mokokchung town after more than two months of a tour that took BJP leaders of the state across eleven districts.
The Mokokchung stop was also the last meeting of the second-phase of the party’s district tour to Mon, Longleng, Kiphire, Zunheboto, and Mokokchung district. The meeting in Mokokchung was presided over by Mokokchung district’s BJP unit president Limawati. The meeting was attended by senior leaders of the state’s unit led by the state’s president M Chuba Ao.
Yanghose Sangtam, the convener of the membership drive explained the various aspects of the membership drive that were applicable to all the party members, the membership targets to be achieved, and the systematic efforts that was required to achieve the desired results.
Sangtam said that the target of the membership drive was to register 10 crores party memberships ‘several times more than the 6 crores plus memberships of the Communist party of China, the largest political party across the globe.’
Till January end, the BJP has 5 crores and 40 lakhs registered members, he said. Sangtam has requested the supporters of the party to dial 18002662020 to register online through the phone. They may also contact the nearest office of the party or their office bearers to register by filling -in registration forms. The last date of registration is the 31st of March.
Jaangsillung Gonmei, convener of the Social Media for Membership Drive highlighted details about the ‘media aspects’ of the membership drive. He said one may ‘Like’ the party’s Facebook page for various updates. The portal is where one may have ‘any information’ related to the party’s organization, policy and programs; details about how to register as member could be had as well, he said.
He said ‘no direct registration could be done on this portal but only through phones and filled-in forms of membership booklets already distributed through party office bearers.’ He has requested every party supporter to log in on to Facebook and keep updated through the page.
The president of the state’s BJP unit Dr. M. Chuba Ao and other state party officials also addressed the meetings. They highlighted the party’s policy, programs and so-called “promising aspects” under Prime Minister Modi’s regime. Speaking about the membership drive, Dr. M Chuba recounted the state’s electoral history and claimed that the winds of change were blowing in favor of the BJP. He has urged the people of the state to lend their support to the BJP by registering as members and be a part of a “growing partnership of progress on all fronts under Prime Minister Shri Modiji’s leadership.”
He claimed that a “BJP government in the state would be a reality sooner or later” and has asked the public to join the party ‘for a new era of all round development.’
President of the BJYM Kahoto Chisi also encouraged the youths to take the initiatives and ‘register as many youths as possible even in the far flung villages.’ This was ‘an opportunity for the youths to be leaders of tomorrow as the parents want them so,’ he claimed. State Kisan president Lima Longchar also asked the party’s workers to ‘work hard towards achieving the set target of enrollment by giving full cooperation within the allotted time frame of registration.’
“The meeting at Mokokchung was the culmination of not only the entire membership tour but also of the second phase of the tour which started on the 9th February covering the districts of Mon, Longleng, Kiphire, Zunheboto and Mokokchung,” a press release from the BJP stated on Saturday.
A meeting in Tuensang has been cancelled “because of the deteriorating law and order situation. In all the district meetings, several other state party leaders addressed and interacted with the party workers, public leaders and new members eager to join the party,” the press release stated. Among the new members who declared of their support and registered as members of the BJP were ex-NCP candidates and office bearers from Mon district and NCP state office bearers from Longleng.

By EMN Updated: Feb 14, 2015 11:07:55 pm