Next month, when the state goes to the polls in two phases, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch a campaign called Agrasar Gujarat that will cover all 182 assembly constituencies in order to get feedback from more than 10 million people on what they believe should be done to further develop the state. After the election is over by November 15th, it will release its vision statement for the state.
Prior to the elections on December 1 and 5, the BJP will also choose central ministers to connect with voters around the state and solicit their opinions on new policies and solutions to current problems.
“Senior leaders including members of the state unit will travel to all constituencies, make door-to-door stopovers to interact with people…organise specific meetings for different groups such as professionals, artists, farmers, women, and the youth,” the functionary said.
On the party’s website, through suggestion boxes that will be placed up throughout all the constituencies, and through missed calls to the number 7878182182, voters will be able to offer suggestions.
“The party will connect with the beneficiaries of the state and central schemes including those who have been working and living in the state but are from other states,” the functionary said.
For Union ministers to visit the state and engage with voters, a schedule was being created. In Surat, Union Minister Piyush Goyal will speak with working professionals, and Mahender Nath Pandey will connect with street vendors and factory workers.
Tejasvi Surya, who heads BJP’s youth wing, will interact with first-time voters. “Senior ministers Anurag Singh Thakur, Smriti Irani, Giriraj Singh, and Vijay Rupala will also be travelling to various parts of the state as part of the outreach,” the functionary said.