Convert anger against Congress into votes for BJP: Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 04:52 hrs

New Delhi: With BJP eyeing return to power in Delhi after 15 years, senior leader Sushma Swaraj asked party members to work towards converting "peoples' anger against misrule" of the Sheila Dikshit government into votes in favour of the party.

"The situation has become so bad that if elections take place today, people would say 'take our votes today, but throw out the Congress'," she said, alleging that people are fed up with rampant corruption and sky-rocketing prices of essential commodities.

She was addressing a gathering of party workers in Naraina Vihar area of West Delhi on Friday.

Asking party workers to ensure defeat of the Congress government in Delhi, Mrs Swaraj said good election management and positive environment are essential factors to win elections and urged her party workers to work towards it.

"Election management does not only mean sloganeering.... It is important for every party worker to know that he has to take responsibility of his booth. The booth workers will take care of the problems faced by the people belonging to their booths and bring them to me or the party high command's notice," she said.

Underlining the need for strengthening the party at grass root level, she said foundation of the party must be strong to ensure victory in elections.

"Today, I want to say that those who make the government are these booth-level party workers, those who make us win elections are these booth-level party workers, those who are the foundation of the party's base are these booth workers," she said.

"The key for BJP's victory in the coming assembly polls in Delhi is in the hands of party cadres at the grass-root level.

Effective polling booth management is going to make the real difference and the current exercise by the Delhi BJP of mobilising the party cadres through these meetings is the right step in the right direction," she added.

The Delhi BJP has been organising 'Karyakarta Sammelan' to mobilise its 'crack teams' at 11,763 polling booths in Delhi.

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