Yeddyurappa to meet party workers once a week

2009052952290301BANGALORE: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday announced that he would visit the Bharatiya Janata Party

State unit office at least once a week to interact with the party workers and hear their grievances.

“I am planning to sit with the party workers for about one hour during my visit to the party office,” Mr. Yeddyurappa said after launching the BJP’s State-level membership drive at a function here.

Party workers have been demanding such meetings for the last one year ever since he became Chief Minister so that they can connect themselves with the party government. Mr. Yeddyurappa said he had directed his Ministerial colleagues to hold similar interaction with the party workers in the districts when on tour.

The BJP has set a target of enrolling 25 lakh members under the membership drive launched on Monday to mark the birth anniversary of Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee.

The party has given a target of enrolling at least 50 members to each of its workers. Mr. Yeddyurappa asked them to ensure that at least 20 of them are new members. He stressed the need for including people’s leaders in slums into the party organisation so that a majority of slum dwellers will join the party.

BJP Bangalore city unit president Vijaykumar, BJP national organising secretary V. Satish and Public Works Minister C.M. Udasi were present.