With Sunil Bansal, national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), considered one of the architects of the victory in Uttar Pradesh, at the helm of organisational strengthening, the party’s West Bengal unit will meet on Thursday to formulate a strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In the previous Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) won 22.
While the strategy cannot be discussed in that group, it was decided to convene another meeting in the state to take on the TMC,” said the source.
The meeting will also discuss counter strategies in case any central government scheme cannot be implemented in the state, sources said. Mithun Chakraborty is also among those invited.
According to sources, the meeting, which will be entirely organizational in nature, will also determine the party’s strategy for reaching out to voters.
“We already had 18 seats and now won 77 seats in the assembly. The organization has a solid foundation here, unlike in the past. It is our intention to win seats and hope to make inroads even in seats that went to the TMC and others last year. The strength of our cadre will guarantee that the state contributes to Modi’s comeback,” said a senior party official.