Meghalaya BJP enrols but sans cell
The Meghalaya BJP is on an enrolment drive but not on the lines of the model adopted by the party in Mizoram.
The Meghalaya BJP, which launched the drive on July 6, aims to sign up two lakh members till August 12, state convener Ernest Mawrie said on Tuesday. “The party has received a good response and we have enrolled, offline and online, around one lakh members. People are aware about the BJP and our leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.
Asked if the party would follow the Mizoram model to increase its footprint in Christian-majority Meghalaya, Mawrie said, “We have not thought about the Mizoram model. We convince people to join and many are accepting our party. They appreciate the programmes initiated by the Prime Minister.”
In Mizoram, the BJP has formed a Christian missionary cell to build relationship with all churches. Tagged anti-Christian, the party aims to send the message that it is secular and believes in the Constitution.