Bhopal: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today exhorted the BJP workers to ensure hundred per cent victory in the upcoming local body polls in Madhya Pradesh so that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' could be accomplished in the state.
"In the coming local bodies elections for Nagar Nigam, Nagar Palika and Nagar Panchayat, party workers aim should not be restricted to achieving two-third or three-fourth majority like Lok Sabha or Vidhan Sabha, but they must ensure 100 per cent victory for the BJP in these elections to complete Modiji's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan," she said.
The BJP leader, while addressing the BJP workers here, said that once the party gets 100 per cent success in these polls, every ward would have a party corporator who would not only ensure completion of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' but also help implement ambitious Jan-Dhan Yojna and provide clean drinking water to the people.
Corporators could easily co-ordinate with the state and the Centre, she said.
Praising Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan, Swaraj said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country where 50 per cent seats have been reserved for women in local bodies polls.
Besides working in their own homes, women must also work efficiently for the party with full integrity, she said.
Local bodies polls are the first step for them to learn administrative work experience and also as a public representative, she said.
Addressing the meeting of BJP workers, Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Anant Kumar said that the BJP has made Madhya Pradesh "Congress-free" in the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections and now it is time to wipe it out at the grassroots level.
He said that Chouhan and party workers have become role models for him.
BJP workers from the state played a major role in ensuring the party's victory in Maharashtra as well as Haryana and now their services would be utilised in Jharkhand, besides Jammu and Kashmir, he said.