BHOPAL : BJP national general secretary in charge for Madhya Pradesh Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has said that bureaucracy or rather the perception of the workers about it, was hurting the party’s interests in Madhya Pradesh.

He was speaking at a brainstorming session that lasted for over seven hours, at the Kerwan Guest House on Saturday.  BJP leaders from the government and the organisation participated in the discussion.

Sahasrabuddhe said that there was general perception among the party workers that the bureaucracy was ruling the roost in the state. “This perception needs to be rooted out”, he said.

The meeting discussed which issues the party should raise before the people over the next one year. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, along with some ministers and a couple of organisational leaders, discussed the strategy for the next one year

Party to focus on lost seats; ministers to raise funds

Government-organisation coordination meeting held

The meet was organised as a follow-up of the visit of the BJP national president Amit Shah to Bhopal. It was decided that the party would focus on the assembly and Lok Sabha seats that were won by the Congress in the last polls. The LS constituencies in which the party may face problems this time were also discussed.

In charges would be appointed for such seats and they will solely focus on them. The upcoming by-elections in the state were also discussed. By-elections are due in Chitrakoot and Mungaoli assembly constituencies due to the death of the sitting Congress MLAs. It was resolved to give the Congress a “big jolt” before the assembly polls by snatching these seats from it.

One minister said that Jyotiraditya Scindia and Ajay Singh will make all out efforts to win the Mungaoli and Chitrakoot by-elections.

Regarding Amit Shah’s instructions to ministers to raise funds for the party, Sahasrabuddhe said that it was the responsibility of everyone to help fill the party coffers. He said that targets will be given to all the ministers.

Minister’s accessibility to workers and their visits to districts under their charge were also discussed. It was said that a performance report should be prepared for the ministers, which should not only assess their work as ministers but also what they have done for the party organisation.

State BJP chief Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, organisational general secretary Suhas Bhagat, co-organisational general secretary Atul Rai, state general secretary Bansilal Gurjar, Manohar Untwal, VD Sharma and Ajay Pratap Singh were present. Among the ministers Jayant Mallaiya, Rajendra Shukla, Bhupendra Singh, Rampal Singh, Umashankar Gupta and Narottam Mishra were present.

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