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.
Maharashtra Congress' ongoing membership drive has so far failed to evoke an enthusiastic response from the state cadre of the party, which is still reeling under the defeats faced in Lok Sabha as well as Assembly polls this year.
BJP on Wednesday said it has set itself a target of enrolling more than 1.5 crore members by March 31, 2015 under its plan to expand the party's footprint in Maharashtra which it wrested from Congress in recently-held Assembly elections.
After having successfully contested the assembly elections and forming government in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal has now begun preparations for the crucial 2014 Lok Sabha polls - believed to be a game changer in the national politics.
The much-publicised membership drive by the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee has elicited a lukewarm response with hardly 50,000 new members being enrolled till December 31, a senior party official said.