Kolkata: In view of the lack of training of the booth level workers coupled with recent drubbing in the assembly polls, the state BJP leadership will train nearly 7,00,000 booth level workers before the forthcoming Municipal and Corporation elections.
In a recent meeting of the state leadership of the saffron party, it was decided to conduct training in two phases. Initially 50,000 volunteers will be trained followed by another 20,000.
BJP sources said that the call to conduct these special training workshops for the booth-level workers is BJP national president JP Nadda’s brainchild, reported news agency IANS.
“A directive in this regard from the central leadership has already reached the state committee. Accordingly, instructions have been forwarded to all the district presidents of the party in the state. For the time being ten booth-level workers for each both are being trained in a single phase,” a senior BJP leader was quoted as saying by the news agency. “They have direct relations with the voters and they are the only people who can provide proper information to the state and the central leadership. So, it is very important that they are properly trained so that they work effectively for the party,” another leader was quoted as saying.