Modi, is expected to meet the chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states in Delhi today, to strategise on how to turn the beneficiaries of government-welfare schemes into voters for the party in the 2019 general elections and the upcoming polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh.
The party’s general preparedness for the polls, in light of the country’s current political situation, is also expected to be discussed through the day-long meetings. BJP chief Amit Shah and Deputy Chief Ministers of the respective states will also be present, reported.
At present, the BJP rules 15 states across India and has deputy chief ministers in four states, where it shares power with allies.
The Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers in question, have reportedly been asked to come for the meetings, with a pre-planned report.
“The BJP has 11-crore plus members. If we can convert welfare schemes into voters, the BJP will return to power with a majority greater than 2014. The chief ministers’ conclave will discuss all these issues threadbare,” another party leader told the newspaper.
The welfare schemes in question include providing LPG cylinders to BPL families, universal banking services and loans for startups among others.
According to the party’s claim, these schemes have roughly benefited about 22 crore people across India, the report adds.
Modi is expected to hold a valedictory address at the end of the meeting, reported.>