BJP chief Nadda kick-starts campaign, vows ‘Sonar Bangla’

BJP chief Nadda kick-starts campaign, vows ‘Sonar Bangla’

JP Nadda, BJP Chief

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 25

Intensifying its poll preparations in West Bengal, the BJP today launched a campaign in the state seeking public inputs for the party manifesto for forthcoming elections.

Will seek people’s suggestions

We need suggestions from the people of Bengal as to what they expect from their state government. We will draft our election manifesto based on the people’s feedback. — JP Nadda, BJP Chief

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BJP chief JP Nadda kick started the “Lokkho (goal) Sonar Bangla” campaign in Kolkata, eliciting the views of 2 crore locals for manifesto ideas. Rolling out the manifesto crowdsourcing plan in Kolkata, Nadda said the BJP was committed to the development of West Bengal and its only goal (Lokkho) was the creation of Sonar Bangla.

“For this, we need suggestions from the people of Bengal as to what they expect from their state government. We will draft our election manifesto based on the suggestions made by the people,” said the BJP chief.

The BJP said it would take the Sonar Bangla campaign to more than 2 crore people

in the state.“We will place around 30,000 suggestion boxes across the state for this purpose. In all, the 294 Assembly seats, the BJP will place 100 suggestion boxes in every constituency. Our party cadres will take 50 suggestion boxes from house to house to seek people’s suggestions, while 50 boxes will be placed in prominent places,” said Nadda.

Lokkho Sonar Bangla campaign will run in the state from March 3 to March 20.

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