Shillong: Ahead of the 2023 Meghalaya assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to restructure its party machine by bringing about organizational changes at all levels, state party president Ernest Mawrie said on Wednesday.
The decision to restructure the organization right from state office bearers to district and all manuals is significant in the wake of some non-BJP legislators who have expressed their desire to contest the 2023 assembly election on a BJP ticket.
“The party will try to achieve booth level organization in near about 20 plus constituencies where the winning stake is high by the end of September. The state election committee will be notified at the earliest. Reports of MLAs joining us will be welcomed and we shall ensure 5-10 sitting MLAs will join us by November,” Mawrie said.
“There are 5-6 aspiring candidates in some constituencies with whom we are trying to strike a formula in which all candidates will work together for the party. Those, whose survey report is good, will get the ticket. If needed we will soon restructure the organizational set-up in all mandals,” he further said.
Mawrie said the BJP party will take a decision after getting a report from the booth level ‘sashaktikaran abhiyan’ committee.
In some of the cases where an aspiring candidate or sitting MLA from another party is keen on joining the BJP, Mawrie said, “we will advise our party karyakartas to join the aspiring candidate. The party will ensure that the procedure for full organizational restructuring will be completed by this month and the state election committee will scrutinize all the requirements as per the constitutional mandate of the party.”
Stating that the BJP will soon launch a program for a large-scale membership drive in all mandals, Mawrie asserted, “Our party will leave no stone unturned to ensure getting a double-digit in this election.”
The BJP, which has two members in the 60-member Meghalaya e assembly is part of the National People’s Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government.