JK News Today
Jammu, February 20 BJP has finalized a programme to reach out to Muslims across the country,, in which Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union territories figure prominently . The party is making attempts to bridge gaps with the Muslim community in the country , as the chasm between the saffron party and the Muslim community who form nearly 20 per cent of 1.40 billion population of India . There have been some unfortunate incidents and vitriolic exchanges .
The minority Morcha of the party will commence this plan of action from Leh to Telengana from March 10 , according to the calendar worked out by the party.
In the party’s National Executive meeting held last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reaching out to the minority community and especially Pasmanda Muslims.
For this programme, BJP already constituted a national team and national in-charges. Now state-wise teams are being formed. These teams will work following the advice given by the Prime Minister for reaching out to the Muslim community.
Sources said the party has identified those places where the Muslim population are considerably high. The party identified 60 such Lok Sabha constituencies where the Muslim population is over 30 per cent.
As many as 5,000 people are being identified in each of these Lok Sabha constituencies. These people do not belong to BJP but are affected by the welfare policies of the Modi government. For example, these are people who become doctors, an engineer, social workers, journalists, or businessmen. In other words, these are the people who are important in society and can be influencers. So efforts are being made to identify such people who can communicate with the people around their lives and the society at large, said BJP sources.
Sources further said BJP Muslim Morcha will reach out to these people who could be a vendor, labourers, doctors or an engineer who may not be associated with politics but play influential roles and can work for the betterment of the community and society.
The party is in identifying such people in the Muslim community who can be the best influences in society communicating messages of the government.
At the BJP National Executive meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month called upon party leaders to reach out to the minorities, including Muslims, without expecting votes.