Article 370: BJP to rope in 2,000 prominent personalities for a nationwide campaign

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will carry out a nationwide campaign on the Union government’s decision to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.The BJP will reach out to 2,000 prominent personalities from the fields of film, sports and academia among others.The BJP has started working on organising Jan Jagran Abhiyan – a public awareness campaign.The campaign will be organised from September 1 on the matter and will hold indoor meetings at state and district levels across the country.Small indoor meetings at 370 different locations across the country with 500 to 1,000 opinion makers at the district level, and 35 big indoor meetings having gathering of 2,000 people will be held at capitals of all states and Union Territories (UTs) in the country, the party leader said.BJP’s top brass, including its president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, may also address some of these indoor meetings at the state level. Besides this, a special drive will be carried out to reach out out to 2,000 prominent personalities of the country, they said.The party had formed a committee to carry out this campaign. The committee includes Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Dharamendra Pradhan and Jitendra Singh.Besides them, former Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, party’s MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and another MP Tejaswi Surya are members of this committee.The panel is chaired by BJP working president JP Nadda, and party general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh, vice-president Baijayant Panda and its national secretary Y Satya Kumar are also its members.advertisementThe first meeting of the panel was held on Tuesday where the leaders deliberated on the “positive feedback” from the ground and give the final touches to the campaign.Also Read | BJP gears up for organisational polls in Jammu and KashmirAlso Read | J&K BJP defends restrictions in state after revocation of its special statusAlso Watch | I see the rise of BJP in Kashmir: Khalid Jehangirlast_img

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