Our workforce will defeat Mamata: Amit Shah

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Expressing happiness over the growing BJP membership in West Bengal, party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday asserted that this “workforce” would defeat the Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in the state.

Addressing the ‘Maha-sampark Abhiyan’ in the twin city of Howrah, Shah urged party workers for building a strong organisation to enable the Bharatiya Janata Party to govern from panchayat to parliament.

“He expressed happiness at the growing number of party members and asserted this workforce would defeat Banerjee and her Trinamool in Bengal,” party national secretary S.N.Singh told media persons.

The BJP president also said that “until the details of all 11 crore members are stored in the BJP database and the party’s ideology is etched in their hearts, the hard work achieved will go waste.”

“We all need to focus on reaching out to the members through the abhiyan. We will train 15 lakh workers for building a strong organization which will help the party in election machinery and also the key ideology of party of building strong India,” Shah was quoted as saying in a party release.

“With the help of strong organization, we will be able to govern right from panchayat to parliament,” he said.

The BJP chief also asserted the trained workforce was not “a demonic force” like the Trinamool but “a nationalist force that would contribute towards nation building”.

Listing the “24” Narendra Modi government schemes including the likes of Jan-Dhan, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao et al, Shah asked the party workers to spread awareness of the schemes among the common masses and reach out to them.

Party activists and leaders from West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Sikkim and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, attended the meet.

Among the leaders present were Arjun Munda, Ram Lal and Babul Supriyo among others.

Shah also held meetings with leaders from the various eastern states to chalk out plans for the party’s growth in the region.

Interacting with media persons, party leader Arun Singh said the eastern region membership has grown 5-15 percent in the last one year.

“Our aim is not to just increase the party membership or to stay in power. Our aim is to build a nationalist force that will work towards nation and society building,” he said.

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