New Delhi: Launching a four-day special membership drive to enrol women in party across the country, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYU) national president Anurag Thakur today said that women should join politics so that they can play an important role in the development of country.
Thakur began the drive at Palika Bazaar in New Delhi here and enrolled some women members in the BJP.
"This four-day special drive to enrol women will continue till December 30 and from tomorrow, BJYU workers will start enrolling women members in the party in different states and I am very sure that women will join the BJP in large numbers," he said.
BJYU has set a target of enrolling two crore youths in the saffron party and 'women special drive' has been launched as part of the strategy.
"50 per cent seats are reserved for women in panchayat election and so they should join political parties and know their ideology. They can play an important role in developing the country," Thakur also said.
Thakur said that women as well as youths are given important responsibility in the BJP. "In Narendra Modi-led government, there are several persons who have come from student politics", he said.
Asked how party will ensure security for women in the national capital, he said, "We are not only enrolling women in the party, but we are also telling about various women helpline numbers so that they can use them in any emergency. When new women members will join BJP, it will strengthen the party."
Meanwhile, a minor scuffle broke out between Aam Aadmi Party and BJP workers near the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.
Delhi BJP youth Nakul Bhardwaj asked AAP workers to campaign at some other place, but they refused to move. The matter was sorted out after senior BJP leaders intervened.