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JD(U) to strengthen organisation on all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar ahead of 2019 polls

Patna: With an eye on the 2019 general elections, the JD(U) will be taking several measures to strengthen its organisational structure including the appointment of booth-level agents in all the 40 Lok Sabha seats of Bihar, a top leader of the party said on Sunday.

"We will be holding meetings in blocks, districts and state levels besides holding meetings/conferences in all the districts...Elections (Lok Sabha) will be held after the next year (2019) and naturally, any political party will work hard to strengthen its organisational structure right up to the booth-level," leader in Rajya Sabha and JD(U) national general secretary RCP Singh told reporters.

 JD(U) to strengthen organisation on all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar ahead of 2019 polls

File image of Nitish Kumar. PTI

"We will strengthen our organisation on all the 40 Lok Sabha seats (in Bihar)," Singh said adding, the party intends to appoint booth-level agents within two months in all the Lok Sabha seats.

Singh, who was accompanied by Bihar JD(U) chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh and minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh, among others, was briefing mediapersons after the meeting of state executive committee which was held on chief minister's official residence at 1, Anne Marg.

Singh said that the party has been constantly holding its meetings right from block to district to state levels in the past one year and it will continue to do so in the coming months in a more disciplined manner.

The state executive committee meeting was attended by the party's national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Ministers of JD(U) quota in Bihar government, MPs, MLAs and other prominent leaders of the state.

It may be noted that the BJP, which recently re-aligned with JD(U) after the latter snapped ties with RJD, is also leaving no stone unturned in preparing to manage all the booths of the Lok Sabha seats.

Bihar BJP's core committee members met party chief Amit Shah, who is scheduled to visit Bihar in November, on 14 September in Delhi where the party leaders were told to have members on all the booths of the Lok Sabha seats.

The BJP-led NDA, comprising LJP, RLSP and HAM(S)- had won 31 of the 40 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

On the RJD's campaign on NGO Srijan scam, Singh said that it was unfortunate and ridiculous to see that a person, who has been convicted in a corruption case, is talking about corruption. He (Lalu) should rather prepare himself for an appearance in the court, Singh added.

State unit chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh said that the party workers would, apart from development activities, take Kumar's message on abolition of child marriage and dowry to panchayat and village level and help in creating awareness on the abolition of social evils.

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Updated Date: Sep 24, 2017 21:54:00 IST

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