BJP aims to break records with its membership drive

BJP national general secretary JP Nadda on Friday said the party is aiming to break all records in inducting new members during a membership drive to be launched from November 1.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 23:03 PM IST

 Kolkata: BJP national general secretary JP Nadda on Friday said the party is aiming to break all records in inducting new members during a membership drive to be launched from November 1.

"We would like to break all records in terms of our membership drive throughout India this time. The membership drive will be launched at our central party office tomorrow and will continue till March 31, 2015. The membership will be for six years," Nadda told reporters here.

He said other than the old method of filling up forms for membership, the party was also taking help of technology to reach out to the masses.

"Apart from the age-old method of filling up forms, we are also taking help of technology. There will be online registration as we will be launching an exhaustive campaign process. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be our first online member and BJP national president Amit Shah will be the second online member," said Nadda adding, the party would also release a mobile number tomorrow, which would be a tool for the membership drive.

"We are going to touch all corners, all sections of the society through this membership campaign. We have planned an exhaustive campaign schedule," he said.

Nadda today presided over a meeting of party leaders from seven North Eastern states and the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Assam.

When asked how would the party identify if a person having criminal records tries to join the party, Nadda said, "If someone wants to become our member, after his registration, his details including address and everything will be sent to the local member of the booth area in which he resides. If the feedback is that the person has a criminal record, the registration will be rejected".