The BJP in Rajasthan has enrolled more than 26 lakh new members so far and will achieve the target of 30 lakh by the completion of first phase of membership drive on August 11, party's state convener Satish Punia said.
National convener of the membership drive Shivraj Singh Chauhan will visit Udaipur on August 7 to review the drive, Punia told reporters here.He said Chauhan will give the party membership to 1,000 youths who have become voters for the first time.
Punia said that the goal of this membership drive is to expand the idea of nationalism to the booth, respond to religion conversion, love-jihad and anti-national thoughts. The BJP is now a party of public concerns and not just of election slogans, he said.
He said the party will celebrate a "Membership Target Fulfillment Week" from August 4 to August 11.Under this, "membership chaupal" will be organised from August 4 to 8 and door-to-door membership drive will be organised from August 8 to 11, Punia said.
Earlier the Delhi BJP also appointed district-level conveners and co-conveners for a month-long drive to enlist 10 lakh new members in the party whereby the membership campaign is set to be launched on July 6, the birth anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, and will conclude on August 11.
Delhi BJP general secretary and head of the campaign Kuljeet Chahal also said that the conveners and co-conveners of all the 14 BJP district units have been appointed and the block-level conveners and co-conveners will be appointed in the coming week.
The nationwide drive has received great success and Delhi BJP is a front runner, said Kuljeet Chahal, Delhi BJP general secretary and in-charge of the campaign in the city.In Delhi, the campaign was launched with fanfare at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by senior party leader and national in-charge of the campaign Shivraj Singh Chauhan on June 7.