By Dheeraj Sinha
Patna: As if it was just waiting in the wings, Bihar unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on the very first day of Unlock-1 on Monday announced that Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah would hold digital rally on June 9 in Bihar, sounding the election bugle for Bihar assembly election due October-November.
BJP, which has already made it clear that JD (U) president Nitish Kumar will be chief ministerial candidate for the poll, claimed that one lakh people would join the rally.
BJP’s briskness in announcing the date for its digital rally only betrays its confidence in contesting the election through advanced communication tools when everything is so uncertain in Corona days and also to take a psychological edge over other parties. The announcement was made by the state BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal.
BJP leaders have already said that their party was making preparations for election campaigning through Facebook Live, WhatsApp group and YouTube live as social distancing norms have to be followed in view of the pandemic.
BJP is also creating a network of ‘Saptrishi Mandal‘ for strengthening party’s organisation at the booth level. A committee of seven persons at each booth of the state would be constituted and this 7-member committee will be recognised as ‘saptarshi’. In the booth committee, a representative of Dalit, Adivasi and backward class besides women and youths would be included in the committee.