LUCKNOW: With Corona pandemic hitting political activities, the BJP has decided to conduct six virtual rallies to mark the first year of completion of Narendra Modi government at the Centre on May 30. The rallies, which will be relayed directly on the mobile phones of select group of people, will be addressed by senior party leaders. The party also plans to reach out to people through Facebook in which address by BJP national president JP Nadda would be transmitted live.
BJP sources said that the party would collect phone number of people in each of the six regions. These people would be given a certain time slot when the rally would be addressed. “It will be like video conferencing where in people would be contacted digitally,” said a senior BJP leader associated with the exercise.
On Wednesday, the blue print of the exercise was laid out during video conferencing of UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and BJP general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal at the party office in Lucknow. Singh said that people would be apprised about the steps taken by the Modi government to tackle the Corona crisis. The rallies, he said, would be aimed to address people from various walks of life. At the same time, Singh said, the various wings including, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Kisan Morcha, Minority wing and SC/ST morcha would conduct public contact programmes through video conferencing.
He said that a whatsapp group would also be created at every booth level to connect with people of different caste and religion. The party would be sharing information pertaining to steps taken by the BJP government in tackling the Corona crisis.
Singh said that the party would also address issues like bringing in laws to do away with Triple Talaq and article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The party leaders are also expected to address the issue of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the construction of which was paved after Supreme Court verdict last year in November.
Siingh said that the party intends to take the achievements of the BJP government at the Centre and the state to the people at the district level. The UP BJP chief said that the party would avoid reaching out to people in containment zones, hot spot areas and quarantine centres.