Srinagar: Aiming at making their presence felt in the Valley, BJP today claimed that the party crossed 50,000 mark of new entrants as part of its ongoing membership drive. “We have crossed the 50,000 mark of new entrants in the party in our latest membership drive across Kashmir Valley,” Altaf Thakur, party’s media in-charge Kashmir said. He said Modi’s slogan of good governance, development, special attention towards Kashmiri society and financial help to flood affected people has attracted the new members into the party fold.
“The most important is the youth of Kashmir and from last one month, we have added thousands into our party,” Thakur said, adding the aim of the drive is to strengthen the party’s foothold across the Valley. The media head stated that BJP is aiming to add at least three lakh new members into its fold in the coming months.
“The membership drive would continue till March 31. The initiative was taken across the country to make BJP one of the largest cadre-based parties in the world,” he said. Thakur mentioned that the highest number of members came from Devsar constituency of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district where about 9,000 people registered themselves with the party.