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In the coming one and a half months, BJP will focus on building its organisational strength and collecting feedback from each assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Only after the groundwork is completed will the party plan the next round of visits of central leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda and others. Till then, all meetings of senior leaders will be virtual affairs.

On August 23, Nadda will virtually inaugurate ‘Booth Vijay Abhiyan’ to strengthen the booth team before the elections. New workers would be included in booth committees, Shakti Kendras and at the mandal level.

The three co-incharges of UP –– Satya Kumar, Sanjiv Chaurasia and Sunil Oza –– are organising assembly-wise meetings to collect feedback and check the preparation at the grassroots. These meetings would be crucial in deciding tickets for the existing MLAs.

The party has also started the process of appointing election in-charges for each assembly segment. Sources told ET that all Rajya Sabha MPs, MLCs and other leaders would be given charge of one assembly constituency each. The state leaders, who would be made in-charges, would not contest the elections. This is one of the reasons the process is taking some time as the party is convincing some of the ticket aspirants to become in-charges.

Post this exercise, from September-end, the party will organise the visits of central leaders. The visit of PM Modi will start from October. “We are planning region-wise public meetings of the PM,” a senior leader involved with the planning told ET.

The BJP has divided UP into six regions –– Braj, Avadh, Gorakhpur, Kashi, Paschim and Kanpur. In the first round, there will be six meetings of the PM. A small cabinet expansion is also in the offing to adjust three to four names in the state cabinet.

BJP to focus on Uttar Pradesh organisational strengthening

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