The BJP National President Shri JP Nadda visited Himachal Pradesh on 18 February, 2021 to address the party State Executive meeting in Dharamsala. After arrival, Shri Nadda was given a rousing welcome by CM Shri Jai Ram Thakur, all ministers, MLAs and thousands of party Karyakartas at Gaggal airport. Hundreds of BJP workers in traditional dresses also gathered at the airport and danced to welcome the BJP National President.
While addressing the State Executive meeting, Shri Nadda said the party did well by winning the Panchayat elections in the state and capturing nine out of 12 zila parishads. It should now aim for Mission Repeat in 2022 Assembly elections, he said.
He praised ‘Panna Pramukh’ system adopted by the Himachal BJP. Under Panna Pramukh model, a party worker oversees voters on a single page of voter list (Panna) in their respective areas. Shri Nadda said the Panna Pramukh model has been so successful in Himachal that it was being adopted by the BJP in the entire country now.
He urged the party workers to now create Panna committees at each polling booth level. He said the BJP was winning elections due to its mass following and scientific working at the booth level.
The BJP President said all political parties in country were family centric. The BJP was the only party in the country that was worker centric and it makes it unique. The BJP had 18 crore active members in the country, he said.
He said the BJP aims at opening party office in each district of the country. He urged the Himachal BJP President Shri Suresh Kayshap, to expedite buying of land in all districts of Himachal so that party offices could be established there.
Shri Nadda said PM Shri Narendra Modi provided leadership to entire world during Covid pandemic and today 16 countries were looking towards India for getting Covid vaccine.
The National President further said that the work for the construction of the Atal Tunnel linking Lahaul and Spiti district with all-weather road was expedited by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister had also restored special category status for Himachal that was terminated by the Congress government, he said.
While speaking on the occasion the BJP State President Shri Suresh Kashyap said the BJP government had taken landmark decisions such as abolition of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, construction of Ram Temple and abolition of Triple Talak.
Himachal Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur, former CM Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur, state BJP in-charge Shri Avinash Rai Khanna and co-in-charge Shri Sanjay Tandon were among other prominent leaders present at the meeting.