Patna: Senior BJP leader Ramlal today exhorted party workers to shift into poll mode and fan out through the state to woo the masses.
“Our party President Amit Shah has given a slogan - “Jahan Chunav, wahan sarkar” (wherever election takes place, BJP should form government) and the same principle holds true for Bihar which goes to assembly polls later this year,” he said at the inaugural meeting of the two-day Bihar BJP state executive here.
Exuding confidence that the BJP-led NDA will sweep the Bihar assembly polls as well to continue its winning momentum, the BJP National Secretary (organisation) said that the onus was now on party workers to fan out, win the trust of the masses and strengthen the party's machinery at the ground level.
“Since winning the general elections under Modi's leadership in May last year, we have bagged Maharashtra, Haryana, and Jharkhand, besides getting an impressive 25-seat tally in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said seeking to instill confidence among party leaders about winning Bihar as well.
Ramlal asked the party workers to convince the people of Bihar that it always helped for their betterment if the same party got to rule at the Centre and in a state and coined a new slogan - “Jiski kendra mein sarkar, uski pradesh mein sarkar, chalo chalein Modi ke Sath (party in power at the Centre should also get to form government.”
The senior BJP leader, who is a RSS Pracharak by background, also gave another slogan - “Chalo Chalein Modi ke Sath, Bihar ka hoga vikas (Let us go with Modi for development of Bihar)” - and asked the party workers to popularise this slogan as well to woo the masses in Bihar.
Ramlal also slammed Janata Parivar for proposing to merge under a new banner to take on the BJP in Bihar assembly polls and said that the nomenclature was a misnomer to say the least.
“As far as I can see, it's only parivar (families) without janata (people),” he said referring to lack of crowd at the Janata Parivar leaders' protest meeting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi last month.
Trashing the Janata Parivar as ‘bemel gathbandhan' (incongruous alliance), Ramlal said that its leaders were out to preserve themselves and their families, but the people will defeat their nefarious designs at the hustings in Bihar.
He later held a closed-door meeting with the party leaders.
Earlier, the state unit BJP president Mangal Pandey spoke at the opening function of the state executive in which he exhorted the party workers to take the upcoming Bihar assembly polls as an opportunity and challenge before them.
BJP has set out on a one-point agenda to win 175+ seats in Bihar, Pandey said.
Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, former Union Minister C P Thakur, BJP Lok Sabha MPs Ashwani Chaube, Kirti Azad, Om Prakash Yadav, Nityanand Rai, Sushil Kumar Singh and a number of other state leaders were present at the inaugural function of the state executive.