BJP set to raise record donations on NAMO App, HP CM to lead ministers
SHIMLA: It's brand Modi at work in Himachal Pradesh once again ahead of the Lok Sabha poll. Monday will be special day for Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who will lead his ministers, MLAS and around 13 lakh party members –both online and off-line, to create a record of sorts to raise party donations through NAMO App.
“Chief Minister, ministers and MLAS will use Modi App (NAMO) to donate anything between Rs 5 to Rs 1,000 at one time and one place to make donations for the party. We want to create a record of sorts, not in terms of money/donations in a single day, but number of party workers including Chief Minister, ministers and MLAS using the App on February 11,” state BJP president Satpal Satti told the Millennium Post .
Earlier, the BJP wrapped up a three-day long meeting for preparing a party road map to the polls on Sunday.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, MP Virender Kashyap, apart from ministers and MLAS, who are in Shimla for budget session of the assembly, attended the meeting during the day.
As par party's decision, February 11 has been chosen as being birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya as being observed as “Sankalp Divas”. All party workers have been told already to download NAMO App that has a special feature for making micro-donations. Those who fail to make donations online or through App can send the cheque, informs Praveen Sharma, Party's media head.
Those making donations through the App will be some surprised as they have a chance to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also win merchandise like NAMO T-shirts, stickers, badges, fridge magnets, caps, pens,notebooks and mugs.
Not alone this, the BJP on Sunday decided to launch two new programmes from February 12 (Tuesday) to display a BJP flag at house of each party workers under drive “Mera Ghar, BJP Pariwar”. This drive will continue till March 2.
“Since most of the Ministers and MLAS are currently in Shimla and live in government houses, they will chose party workers' house and will go there to perform the “jhanda” ceremony. Chief Minister will also do the same followed by MLAS and ministers in select municipal wards of Shimla town,” said Satti.
More than seven lakh flags will be pitched in the state during the drive.