Mangaluru, Nov 16, 2014: BJP’s membership drive that the BJP president Amit Shah kicked off on November, with PM Narendra Modi obtain membership number one is rapidly gathering momentum. This major drive normally is done every six years, current drive that will go up to February 28, 2015, after which party workers will hold a month-long door-to-door membership campaign, requires those interested to be a member to dial 18002662020 that kick-starts an easy and simple registration process.
Launching the membership campaign in Dakshina Kannada district at the party head office here on Saturday, MLC Ganesh Karnik, who is also the chief whip of the opposition in the Legislative Council, said this dial-a-membership is part of PM Modi’s ambitious Digital India drive. It is imperative for rank and file of BJP to ensure that the campaign enrolls largest number of individuals as members who will work for BJP in days ahead, he said.
Observing that an estimated 17 crore out of 59 crore electorate that exercised its franchise in general elections voted for the BJP, Karnik said the nationwide campaign must try to bring all these 17 crore, if not more, into party fold as members. In Karnataka, BJP during last membership campaign held in 2009 had enrolled 43 lakh members against nationwide enrollment of over 3.5 crore members, he said urging workers to emulate this.
Noting that the nation in the five-odd months of BJP rule at the Centre is beginning to reap the results of party’s assertion of ensuring Good Days, ’Achche Din’ in the run up to polls, Karnik said various assurances given to people are being implemented to the delight of the common man. "Free availability of LPG cylinders, record reduction in prices of petrol and diesel in line with easing of global crude prices too have added to this feeling of Achche Din," he said.
On the other hand, maladministration in Congress ruled Karnataka with problems on myriad front is coming as a spoke in the wheel of the nation’s growth chart. Dismal situation on law and order, failure to protect officials/common man alike is there for all to see. All pro-people social security schemes initiated by previous BJP government in Karnataka have been put on the slow burner, he said, adding the BJP will take this up in the Belagavi session.
Presiding over the inaugural session, Pratapsimha Nayak, president of the district unit said the general elections has brought about a decisive shift in people’s preference for the BJP and the membership drive will seek to consolidate this gains further. "The campaign should be converted in to a people’s movement ahead of the impending polls to the panchayati raj bodies in the state," he said urging workers to push ahead and work for the betterment of Bharath.