NEW DELHI: Starting from Dehradun on December 5, BJP president J P Nadda will embark on a 120-day countrywide tour to strengthen the organisational structure with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, as the saffron party looks to focus on regions where it did not fare well in the last general elections.
BJP general secretary Arun Singh said at a press conference that Nadda will visit every state, hold virtual meetings with heads of all booth units, the smallest organisational entity in the party, and meet every MP and MLA besides its senior leaders, including district chiefs in each state. He will visit some booths to interact with ground workers, Singh added.
During his travel, Nadda will strategise with party leaders to strengthen the organisation in Lok Sabha constituencies and regions where BJP did not win in the 2019 polls, Singh said.
With assembly polls in four states – West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam – due next year, Nadda will also review the party’s preparedness, Singh said. The party chief will spend three days in big states and two in others.
BJP-governed states will give presentation to Nadda on various aspects of their work, including implementation of central schemes and on to how to further raise awareness about them. He will also meet BJP’s allies and hold public programmes and press conferences, Singh said.
Nadda’s predecessor Amit Shah, now home minister, had also undertaken extensive nationwide tours during his term and is credited with playing an instrumental role in propelling BJP to a strong position in a number of states where it used to be weak.