In order to strengthen the Hindu vote bank, the BJP is now seeking help from the temple seers and head of ashrams in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 general elections, stated reports.
All BJP party in-charges across the state have been directed to collect data of religious places, and interact with the centre heads of the organisations.
Ahead of the state executive meet in Meerut on August 11th and 12th, BJP leaders and zonal in-charges across the state have been directed to conduct both booth level meetings and interaction with ground level workers.
Every booth in-charge has been assigned the responsibility of collecting details of temples, ashram’s, Maths and interact with their heads.
Through priest and Hindu seers, the BJP aims to reach out to their followers in order to galvanise the Hindu vote bank ahead of the 2019 polls.
According to reports, this issue will primarily be discussed at the state executive meeting informed a party leader on the condition of anonymity.
Speaking to a News agency, the UP, BJP general secretary and MLC Vijay Pathak said, “The booth level meetings are conducted at regular intervals, and strategy to strengthen our party’s base is discussed.”
The Secretary further added, “This is a routine process where we tell our party workers to reach out to the people of all sections of society with development schemes of both central and state government.”
In the wake of a possibility of alliance between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party ahead of the 2019 polls, the Dalits and OBC leaders have been told to increase their interaction and hold events in their caste dominated areas.
Moreover, BJP top leadership has already instructed every district in-charge to include more Dalits and OBC workers so that their vote bank could be strengthened said another BJP leader.
As next year’s general election draw closer, Mandir politics will create a new arena to ensure Hindu votes because Ram Mandir issue is still under the apex court purview. So, if the BJP wants to increase their Hindu vote banks, they will have to go with Mandir and Hindu shrine politics, it is sure, said a political expert.