New Delhi: As many as 197 BJP MPs, who have been holding street-corner meetings since December 1 on the directions of party president Amit Shah, have so far addressed such 1078 meetings in different parts of the national capital. Shah had in November directed Delhi BJP unit to hold each ‘nukkad' sabha at 2683 polling centers, which were to be addressed by around BJP's MPs.
However, a senior BJP leader said the target of 2683 meetings, set by Shah, were reduced to 1350 as there are around three polling centres in every village and it was difficult for an MP to hold these nukkad sabhas at every polling centre of the same village.
“Keeping in mind this, we have reduced from 2683 meetings to 1350 meetings. And out of 1350 meetings, 197 MPs have held 1078 public meetings so far. The process to hold such meetings will continue till December 23,” he also said.
The BJP leader also said the party has made a list of 18 MPs who will campaign for coming Assembly elections, who include Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, L K Advani and Vinod Khanna among others.
According to the party, many of its MPs could not be utilised for these meetings due to language problem. “There are several party MPs who belong to south India and don't know Hindi for which they could not utilised” in the campaign,” he added.