The Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing for an overhaul of its organisational machinery in Uttar Pradesh after the cabinet reshuffle.

The party is selecting new grassroot workers in the 13 Assembly segments, where by-elections are due. The exercise will be carried out in all Assembly segments in order to reshuffle the party organisation for the 2022 Assembly elections.

Around 40 to 45 per cent of the district units would be disbanded and reorganised and new district presidents and other functionaries would be elected, according to party sources.

UP BJP General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said, “The BJP is run democratically and new functionaries are elected every three years. An organisational reshuffle was due in 2018, but was delayed as the party was gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections.”

The recently concluded BJP membership drive also inducted 50 lakh new members. The organisational reshuffle has already past the deadline for every three years.

BJP has decided on micro-management at booth-and-sector levels to reach out to maximum voters where divisions are proposed to be raised from 1,400 to 1,900 and a sector-level unit would comprise six booths, instead of 12.

Rakesh Tripathi, spokesperson, UP BJP said, “A new band of party functionaries will give a new lease of life to the organisation.”

He further explained that the grassroots’ organisational reshuffle would eventually give a new shape to the party to take on the Opposition. Subsequently, the state-level leadership would be decided.

According to sources, the BJP will focus on 30,000 booths, where it could not get a single vote in the recent Lok Sabha elections, dominated by Dalits and Muslims and caste realignment would be done to suit its electoral fortunes.