With focus on spreading its wings in the south ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and with an eye on the upcoming Assembly polls in Telangana, the BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJP) will be organising a three-day national convention in Hyderabad from October 26 to 28. "Vijay Lakshya 2019-Yuva Mahadhiveshan", the first of its kind being organised by BJYM south India, has been planned to be a complete digital event with special young guests from foreign countries.
The convention, to be followed by a rally, will be inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. BJP chief Amit Shah will attend the valedictory session on the last day while several union ministers will take part in the event.
"The convention will be attended by 72,000 office bearers from mandal level to national level and a political resolution on how to achieve the 'target' in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be passed," BJYM President Poonam Mahajan told a press conference.
She said that the entire convention will be paperless and an effort has been made to make the event completely digital.
"From registration to arrangement of food everything will be digital. A QR code will be provided to each participant so that he can be informed about scheduled programmes. There will be a digital exhibition centre, NAMO Zone to connect the participants with NAMO APP, and a mini theatre to watch films like Chalo Jeete Hain and on the struggle of BJP," she said.
The convention will be live streamed on social media platforms, she said adding that "We are trying to showcase the convention as an example of digital India".
Mahajan, MP from Mumbai North Central, said that young diplomats from foreign embassies and consulates have also been invited for the convention.
"We have invited them to see how a political party's youth wing can have a huge national convention and how to work towards it. We have got confirmation from some of the embassies and consulates," she said.
The event will culminate in a rally at the Parade Ground in Hyderabad which will be addressed among others by Shah and various union ministers and BJP leaders. Mahajan claimed that two lakh youth are likely to attend the rally.