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RSS holding meetings with BJP to strategise for UP Assembly elections

A coordination meeting of office bearers of RSS and BJP’s Kashi and Gorakhpur regions was held in Varanasi on Tuesday.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow |
December 14, 2016 1:13:40 am

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has started holding ‘Samanvaya Baithak’ (coordination meeting) with the BJP, its political wing, to discuss preparations for the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

A coordination meeting of office bearers of RSS and BJP’s Kashi and Gorakhpur regions was held in Varanasi on Tuesday. Sources said that the senior functionaries discussed on the names of probable candidates in PM Narendra Modi constituency besides other strategies.

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The meeting, held under RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Krishnagopal, was attended by BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal, national joint secretary (organisation) Shiv Prakash, BJP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya, state general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal, president and organisation secretaries of Kashi and Gorakhpur regions as well as party state co-incharge Sunil Ojha and RSS Kshetra Pracharak Shivnarain.

Sources said that meeting of Awadh regional unit will be held in Lucknow on Wednesday. Meetings of Paschim (west) and Braj regions have already held in Bulandshahr. The date for meeting of Kanpur-Bundelkhand region is yet to be decided.

Party sources said that in these meetings suggestions received from RSS’s different wings like VHP are also discussed regarding the poll preparations.

During elections, RSS look after responsibility of distribution of voter slips, poll management at party office and mobilising voters to cast votes. BJP leaders hold responsibility of poll campaign like public meetings and road shows. Responsibilities of RSS and BJP local functionaries are also being decided in these coordination meetings.

Sources said that in the meeting of west UP, BJP as well as RSS senior functionaries received suggestions that ticket for assembly elections should be given to full time party workers who hail from middle class families to carry image of common man.

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