BJP to launch door-to-door campaign in Delhi

Delhi BJP will launch a a massive door-to-door contact programme from Thursday in a bid to give momentum to its election preparations for December polls.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 14, 2013, 22:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Apparently taking cue from Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP`s campaign, Delhi BJP will launch a a massive door-to-door contact programme from Thursday in a bid to give momentum to its election preparations for December polls.

Delhi BJP Chief Vijay Goel will launch the four-day contact programme `Ghar Ghar Bhajapa` on October 17 from a polling booth in Majnu Ka Tila in his Chandni Chowk Assembly constituency in the national capital, where the BJP is hoping to return to power after 15 years.

Apart from Goel, senior party leaders including Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly V K Malhotra would be going from door to door in Greater Kailash, senior leader Dr Harshwardhan in Krishna Nagar, former Delhi BJP Chief Vijender Gupta in Rohini, Jagdhish Mukhi in Janakpuri and Mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation Sarita Choudhary would be holding the campaign in Mehrauli.

"Also those national level leaders who would be present in Delhi would be asked to participate in the campaign. We have formed 11,763 teams for each booths of 70 Assembly Constituencies comprising of over 3,80 lakh workers, who would visit the houses accompanied by a senior party leader or worker falling under a particular polling booth area. This will give momentum to our election preparations," he told reporters.

The BJP`s move comes in the backdrop of Kejriwal`s Aam Aadmi Party, which will be making its electoral debut in the Delhi election, taking to door-to-door campaiging in a major way to establish a connect with voters.

Like the AAP, the BJP is now also taking "feedback forms" from electors on issues like hike in power tariff.

Elaborating about the programme, Goel said we will ask the electors to give their valuable feedback about the 15 year rule of Congress government and "also tell them how BJP could provide solution to the problems."

The 11,763 crack teams have been formed comprising 32
members which include around 12 senior party leaders, 6-10 women workers and youths. Around 42 senior party leaders would actively participate in the programme.

A three-member team would visit every house to get the feedback form filled and also elaborate on solutions, like hike in power tariff, unavailability of seats in Delhi University colleges for students passing out from schools in national capital, lack of housing and water supply.

"The workers have been told to `Go to every booth, Walk to every street, Knock the very door and Contact every voter` to tell them what is our vision," Goel said, adding this would also help in establishing a connect with electors "who are fed up of the 15-year long Congress rule".

According to sources, the feedback form would help the party to create a database of the electors.

The form contains 13 questions which include whether they were satisfied with the Delhi government, 10-year rule of Manmohan Singh government, supply of drinking water, functioning of MCD, work and conduct of the MLA, municipal councillor.

They will also be asked if they want to see Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister and their suggestions for BJP`s election manifesto.