The Bharatiya Janata Party has created a new record by adding seven crore new members, taking the total number of members to 18 crore, the National Working President of the party Shri JP Nadda said on 29 August, 2019.
Sharing the details of the BJP’s successful membership drive, Shri JP Nadda said that the target was to increase new members by 20 per cent when party started this drive, but we touched almost 50 per cent increase.
Shri Nadda also said the process of collecting the data of the seven crore new members was still on and once it was completed, the party’s total membership strength would be 18 crore.
Addressing a press conference at the party head office in New Delhi, he said overwhelming support for the BJP was visible during its membership drive as the target was to recruit 2.2 crore members.
The party got a fabulous response to its membership drive in TMC-ruled West Bengal and in Jammu and Kashmir, he added. The National Working President said that a total of one crore new members have been increased in the BJP in West Bengal, J&K and in some other states where the party got overwhelming support.
“We saw an interest from all segments of the society. There was a keen interest to join the BJP in West Bengal and in J&K. The target in West Bengal was 10 lakhs, we got 80 lakhs.
This was the second round of BJP’s membership drive. The first round was held in 2015, during which its membership strength reached 11 crore.
“At the conclusion of the membership drive, the process of internal elections will begin in September from the booth level onwards, and once 50% of these booth, district and State level polls are done, a new national party president will be elected, around December,” said Shri Nadda.
The membership drive had started on 06 July, 2019 with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and BJP National President & Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah launching it from Varanasi and Telangana respectively on Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s birth anniversary.
‘Enthusiasm among women in J&K’
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP National Vice-President Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been in-charge of the membership drive, to an query on Jammu and Kashmir, said young women in the newly formed Union Territory had shown enthusiasm in joining the party. “The Sher-e-Kashmir Convention Centre in Srinagar was packed when our drive was on,” he said.
The membership drive had started on 06 July, 2019 on Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s birth anniversary
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched it from Varanasi
BJP National President & Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah launched it from Telangana
The target was to increase new members by 20 per cent
Shri JP Nadda said the BJP inducted almost 50 percent new members
Overwhelming support for the BJP was visible during its membership drive
Earlier in 2015 membership drive BJP’s membership strength reached 11 crore
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