The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will carry out a massive campaign in the state to inform people about the benefits of the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, in the run up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly by polls scheduled in 13 Assembly seats in UP in the next few months.
It would be part of BJP’s nation wide mass awareness programme- ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ on the importance of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. The campaign will be organised from September 1.
The party had formed a committee to carry out this campaign including Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Dharamendra Pradhan and Jitendra Singh.
Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat told reporters on Monday that public meetings will be held in more than 400 places on the Centre’s decision to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, abrogate Article 370, and nullify Article 35A.
They further told that senior party leaders, ministers, party MPs and office-bearers will hold public meetings in 35 cities and 370 towns. They will also meet noted personalities from various fields in different parts of the country.
A senior Uttar Pradesh BJP leader, on the condition of anonymity said the public awareness campaign will be carried out in every district of the state to celebrate the scrapping of Article 370.
The party is in the process of finalising the details of the awareness campaign, a blueprint of which has been sent to the party’s central leadership in Delhi by BJP’s state General Secretary of organisation Sunil Bansal.
The plan out proposes a public meeting each by the 94 district BJP units across Uttar Pradesh. At least 25 other public meetings are proposed in the 13 Assembly constituencies, where the by-elections are to be held. Prominent state and national level leaders will be part of these meetings.
The BJP leader said, “The implementation of the ‘one nation, one constitution’ slogan in Jammu and Kashmir has attracted the attention of the world. The move is being praised by all. We plan to celebrate this on a grand scale. Programmes will be organised in disctricts under the supervision of the state party president and general secretary. Discussions will also be held on the subject in universities and colleges to instill patriotism in students. There are also plans to reach out to villages.”