Buoyed by recent victories in the Bihar Assembly polls and by-elections across the country, BJP chief JP Nadda will embark on a 120-day nationwide tour to tone up the party’s organisational setup with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The party is looking to focus on regions where it did not fare well in the 2019 general election. West Bengal in the east and Tamil Nadu in the south will be of particular interest as Assembly polls in these two states are due early next year.
BJP general secretary Arun Singh told the media that Nadda will begin his travel from the first week of December and Uttarakhand will be the first state on his schedule.
He is likely to kick off the campaign from December 5.
Singh said the BJP president will visit every state, hold virtual meetings with heads of all booth units, the smallest organisational entity in the party, and meet every party MP and MLA, besides its senior leaders, including district chiefs, in each state.
Nadda will visit some booths to interact with workers, he added.
He will also strategise with party leaders for strengthening the organisation in Lok Sabha seats and regions where the BJP did not win in the 2019 polls, he said.
With Assembly polls in four states — West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam — set to be held in the first half of next year, he will also review the party’s preparedness for the elections, Singh said.
Nadda will spend three days each in big states and two in the others.
The BJP-ruled states will offer presentation to Nadda on various aspects of their work, including implementation of the central government schemes and on how to intensify awareness about them.
He will meet BJP’s allies and hold public programmes and press briefings, Singh said.
Nadda’s predecessor Amit Shah, now Union Home Minister, had also undertaken extensive nationwide tours during his term and is known to have played an instrumental role in galvanising the BJP into a strong position in many states.