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Modi and Shah tell new MPs to felicitate BJP workers for Lok Sabha win, not themselves

BJP brass believes ‘MPs shouldn’t think the Lok Sabha win was only about them’, and party workers should be given their due credit.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have advised all newly elected MPs, BJP chief ministers and state units to organise ‘karyakarta abhinandan samaroh’ (workers’ felicitation) instead of getting themselves felicitated for the unprecedented success of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.

As part of this workers’ outreach programme, BJP chief ministers, state unit chiefs and MPs will organise local-level felicitations of party workers and apprise them of their importance in the party’s scheme of things.

Sources said the workers will also be told about what PM Modi and Shah, who is also the BJP president, think about their contribution to the party’s success in the elections and will be given ‘thank you’ messages on their behalf as well.

A few MPs have already felicitated party workers. The reports of all the felicitation ceremonies will be submitted to the respective state BJP in-charges, the sources said.

Earlier, Modi had advised the newly elected MPs, who were to be sworn in as ministers in his cabinet, to desist from holding any ceremonies after getting cabinet berths. The advice was given at a tea party hosted by the prime minister at his 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence just hours before the oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 30 May.

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‘MPs shouldn’t think BJP’s win is only about them’

Among all the other directives from Modi, the felicitation of workers has been given the utmost importance by Shah. Sources said the BJP brass is of the view that MPs and state leadership should refrain from thinking that the party’s win in the Lok Sabha elections is only about them.

“There is a strong perception that workers should be given their due credit for the return of Narendra Modi government. The BJP has sustained over the years because of dedicated workers and not due to the leaders,” said a senior BJP leader, who has already felicitated workers in his constituency.

Another senior BJP leader from Himachal Pradesh said: “We are not Congress where the leader is supreme. We understand the value of workers and it was also felt by the party chief. Rather than getting themselves felicitated, leaders should go out and thank the people who have worked for the party.”

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Reconnecting with cadres

Sources said the felicitation exercise is also crucial to reconnect and rejuvenate the cadres ahead of assembly elections in three states this year — Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.

It was pointed out that by appreciating the hard work put in by the BJP workers, the party would reconnect itself with the grassroots.

“These booth-level karyakartas are the backbone of the party. And ever since the elevation of Amit Shah as the party chief, there has been a concerted attempt to reach out (to them) and strengthen them,” a party source said.

Besides the felicitation ceremonies, the BJP will also launch its membership drive in July. The target this time is to add up to three crore members. According to the BJP, the party, at present, has 11 crore members.

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  1. I have Thanks to EC already. Also thanks to EVM’s heacker’s and setters . We have fixed next 100 year’s Rule Don’t worry people’s of India can be fooled on religious ground . All key Post’s filled by such religious blinds to help Bhajapa RSS for centuries. EC ED. CBI.SC all set well . Now time to loot for five years . Find New tricks to trap people by taxes . Still I haven’t seen half world

  2. Can the BJP stop comparing with congress instead really do what you have to do for your workers who brought you to parliament

    Your work should show.

  3. On expected lines a political stunt. No other go for them as well as the party. The remaining obsequries will be completed soon.

  4. Shame on you The Print, is this news, didn’t all know it’s a farce.
    Thanks pappu you have walked into a trap BJP set for you. Without you at the top BJP Would be nowhere, you are rightly named Pappu.

    • Victory has many claimants. Defeat is orphan. Now Rahul is blamed for failure due to wrong ideology. Assorted secus have not understood the reality that people are awakened, and old idea of treating majority like trash, while lionizing minority will not work.

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