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Online bid to woo youths

- BJP website invites ideas from GenX for Modi show

The state unit of BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make Narendra Modi’s Vijay Sankalp Rally in Ranchi a success.

While the sprawling Dhurwa grounds is being decked up for the December 29 gathering, BJP has floated an online campaign to woo Jharkhand youths and provide them with an opportunity to interact with the party’s prime ministerial candidate.

The website, www.india272.com, encourages youngsters to participate in political discussions and strive towards helping BJP garner a majority — over 272 seats — in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

With an eye on the Ranchi rally, the site has come up with a tab where people of Jharkhand can suggest the issues Modi should address in his speech. However, one needs to register with the site to share opinions.

Registered volunteers on the website will also get an opportunity to interact with the Gujarat chief minister in Delhi on January 9.

Speaking to The Telegraph, state BJP president Ravindra Kumar Rai said they had received good response from volunteers across the state. “Public opinions, debates and suggestions are very important for good governance and useful tools in democracy,” he said, adding that the website aimed to foster an interaction between the party and its voters.

“Keeping the Sankalp Rally in mind, we are trying to ensure that maximum number of volunteers register themselves with the website and share their opinions regarding corruption-free governance and development,” said Rai, adding that the views would be taken into consideration when Modi addresses the masses at Dhurwa.

The senior leader added that wherever Modi attended rallies, open fora were created on the website for people to share their opinions and suggest issues they want to be addressed.

Senior BJP leader and former chief minister Arjun Munda echoed Rai. “Whether problems are solved or not is a secondary matter. But, through this forum people can at least express what they want from the new government. We are striving to make this rally a success and want volunteers to register in large numbers,” said Munda.