To Achieve 400 Seats Target, BJP Plans To Bring Leaders From Other Parties Ahead Of Lok Sabha Elections: Report

Bhuvan Krishna

Jan 10, 2024, 07:32 PM | Updated 07:32 PM IST

J P Nadda
J P Nadda

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) which has set itself the target of winning 400 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming elections, is reportedly looking at all avenues, including bringing in leaders from other parties, to achieve it, according to a report from NDTV.

In a crucial meeting held on Tuesday ( 9 January), BJP President JP Nadda has allocated responsibilities to various general secretaries of the party.

BJP General Secretary Vinod Tawde has been given charge of the joining committee.

According to the report this committee will be tasked with exploring the possibility of bringing influential leaders and sitting MPs from other parties to the BJP. The decision will be taken based on the person's influence in the constituency and his or her ability to win elections.

This decision also takes into account party's focus on 160 seats that it had suffered reverses in the last general election. 

As of now, the only time a single party has breached the 400 figure in Lok Sabha was the Congress, led by Rajiv Gandhi, in 1984.

Party General Secretary Radhamohan Das Aggarwal has been charged with the task of authoring vision document for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Sunil Bansal and other general secretaries will look after election campaign, publicity and other related work while Dushyant Gautam will organise conferences of Buddhists across the country to popularise work carried out by the Narendra Modi government among them.

BJP chief Nadda also held a meeting with party general secretaries and Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Bhupendra Yadav, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Mansukh Mandaviya.

Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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