The strategies successfully implemented in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat are now being implemented at the booth-level in Karnataka.

Ahead of Karnataka polls Amit Shah lays down 23-point strategy for BJP
news Politics Friday, January 12, 2018 - 15:03

BJP national president Amit Shah has laid down a 23-point formula for the party to strengthen its grassroots-level organisation in Karnataka ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls.

Shah held a strategy session with state leaders in Bengaluru on January 9 to prepare for the forthcoming Assembly Elections. The 23-point formula includes preparing a database of those with smartphones and motorbikes at each booth, hoisting party flags atop the house of  booth-level committee presidents and creation of WhatsApp groups to publicise the party’s initiatives.

The micro-management strategies successfully implemented in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat are now being implemented at the booth-level in Karnataka.

1.     Constituency in-charges will make two trips every week (to meet citizens in the constituency)

2.     Party office bearers should meet and decide travel itinerary with mandal level officials

3.     For every five booths, there should be one ‘shakti kendra’. Each ‘shakti kendra’ is a collection of five polling booths that assess the party’s strengths and weaknesses on the ground

4.     Workers in booth-level ‘shakti kendras’ have to travel to booths every two days in January and February

5.     Revise voter list and remove those who are not in station

6.     Study previous election results at booth level

7.     Hold booth strengthening drives

8.     Have at least ten people from SC, ST community in every booth level committee

9.     Make a list of local influencers

10.  Make a list of local seers

11.  Make a list of people who lost Panchayat elections.

12.  Make a list of people who have smartphone

13.  Make a list of people who have motorbike

14.  At every booth level, there should be five wall paintings saying “Ee baari BJP Sarkara” (This time it will be BJP government)

15.  Carry out bike rally in March in every village

16.  In constituent assembly, there should be a core committee of 8-10 members

17.  Every booth level committee president should hoist BJP flag at home

18.  Booth strengthening drives targeting youth

19.  Carry out social media work

20.  Creation of WhatsApp groups

21.  Gain feedback from people in constituency

22.  Area organisers and outsiders should decide division of joint work

23.  Start discussions to create page leader. To implement BJP’s 'panna pramukh' strategy, each worker is given responsibility for a panna or a page in the electoral rolls. Each page in the voters’ list has the names of eight to twelve families. 

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