Now, BJP has more members than the population of 7 countries in the world

J.P Nadda BJP working President said its latest membership drive had added 7 crore members, taking the counting to 18 crores.


New Delhi| The BJP is set to have more members than 7 countries put together in the world. The total number added to the existing 11 crore stands at 5,81,34,242 with offline data adding another 62,35,967 members. This total of 6.43 crore is likely to go up as the numbers are still being collected and collated.

Right from army officers, sportsperson, film stars have joined the saffron party in the last few years. “We have got a tremendous response from all sections of society,” BJP’s working president JP Nadda said.

The party’s target was to add 20 per cent of the 11 crore existing members, that crossed 50 per cent, quoted Nadda. The BJP ‘s last membership drive was held in 2015.

Major increase from West Bengal and Jammu Kashmir

One of the biggest gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party has come from West Bengal, where it has signed up 80 lakh members and may even cross one crore. It has shown impressive performance in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It won 18 seats compared to the 22 won by the ruling Trinamool Congress party. The party is gearing up for municipal and assembly elections in the state and is trying to expand its base to both levels.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is taking the BJP’s threat seriously. Banerjee has also hired Political strategist Prashant Kishore to manage her 2021 assembly elections campaign.

How did BJP manage to achieve membership?

The membership drive had started on 6th July with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah launching it from Varanasi and Telangana on the occasion of Shyma Prasad Mukherjee’s birth anniversary. BJP had earlier undertaken a membership through missed calls but this time workers were asked to visit booth level members to verify authenticity said a senior BJP leader.

The leader said that 1.85 lakh vistaraks, which included MPs, MLAs and state unit presidents, held door to door campaigning camps, visited market areas bus stops etc. to get more support from people as well as memberships too.

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