With an eye on the 2014 Lok Sabha election, leaders and office-bearers of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat, including chief minister Narendra Modi, were engaged in a two-day long Chintan Shibir that began in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.
One of the main agendas of the meeting was drawing up a blueprint to win all 26 LS seats in the state. After the opening remarks by state BJP president RC Faldu, the second session was presided over by party’s state in-charge Om Mathur.
“During the session, Narendra Modi also took active part in the discussion on strengthening the organisation and chalking out strategies to reach out to the maximum number of people in the state,” a senior party leader said.
Earlier, Faldu stressed the need for Chintan (or reflection) for the party. “The state government has done a great job in all areas in the past 12 years and it is now time for the party workers to toil hard to ensure victory in all 26 seats,” he said.
Putting aside all negativity or weaknesses on the possibility of winning the 26 seats, various leaders were asked to think hard about ways and means of achieving the target.
“During the discussion, party leaders and office-bearers have been asked to chart out a strategy for Gujarat, targeting the 26 seats. All will be thinking of shortcomings, weaknesses, strengths, probabilities and draw up a strategy for the same. From parliamentary constituency to each assembly segment within, that seat will be analysed thoroughly,” pointed out a senior leader.
Chintan Shibir Begins, the 2-day meet will conclude with Modi’s closing remarks today