New Delhi: The BJP will carry out a nationwide campaign on the Union government’s decision to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution, and will reach out to 2,000 prominent personalities from the fields of film, sport, legal fraternity and academia among others.
The BJP has started working on organising a ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ (public awareness campaign) on the matter and will hold indoor meetings at state and district levels across the country, a party leader told this agency.
With Assembly elections in four states around the corner, the party is keen to keep the emotive issue alive among the masses as it seeks to draw maximum political mileage following the decision which, it believes, has popular endorsement. At the same time, the BJP also wants to check the opposition’s propaganda on Article 370.
Small indoor meetings at 370 different locations across the country with 500-1000 opinion makers at the district level, and 35 big indoor meetings having gathering of 2,000 people will be held at capitals of all states and Union Territories in the country, the party leader said.
BJP’s top brass, including its president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, may also address some of these indoor meetings at the state level.
Besides this, a special drive will be carried out to reach out to 2,000 prominent personalities of the country, they said.
The BJP has formed a committee to carry out this campaign. It includes Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Dharamendra Pradhan and Jitendra Singh.
Besides them, former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, party’s MP from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and another MP Tejaswi Surya are members of this committee.
The panel is chaired by BJP working president JP Nadda, and party general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh, vice-president Baijayant Panda and its national secretary Y Satya Kumar are also its members.
The first meeting of the panel was held Tuesday where the leaders deliberated on the ‘positive feedback’ from the ground and give the final touches to the campaign.