BJP to intensify membership drive in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: BJP today said it would intensify the membership drive in Odisha from January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, by involving over 40,000 partymen.

The drive for quick registration of members would continue till January 25 in which over 40,000 party representatives and office bearers would be involved both at booth and district levels, said Pratap Sarangi, in-charge of BJP’s membership drive in Odisha.

Those involved in the drive would have to reach 36,000 booths in the state and enrol 100 persons each into the party fold during the process, he said.

BJP President Amit Shah has already shown the way by enrolling 108 people in the party at Dhauli during his recent visit, he said.

BJP targets to have 40 lakh members in Odisha by March 31 this year, Sarangi said adding that over seven lakh people have so far been included in the party.