Jamshedpur: Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency Vidyut Varan Mahato today sought the blessings and support of party veteran and former Jamshedpur West MLA Saryu Rai and other party leaders.
The former JMM leader dropped in at the meeting convened by Saryu Rai with party workers of Jamshedpur West Assembly constituency at his residence at J Road, Bistupur, in the morning. He met Rai and former state BJP president Dr Dineshanand Goswami who was also present during the meeting.
Mahato said he was sure of his victory with the support of the party leaders and voters. He said he was seeking the blessings and guidance of experienced BJP leaders to ensure his sure-shot victory in the elections.
Rai assured to extend every possible support to Mahato. He said the party workers were working hard to ensure party’s victory in the elections. He appealed to party activists to intensify campaign to connect to the voters and seek their support for the party candidates including the Prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Notwithstanding a warm welcome extended to Vidyut at the meeting by Rai and other party leaders, heavy resentment among party workers due to his nomination as a candidate from Jamshedpur seat became evident today. The party workers raised slogans in support of Narendra Modi and other party leaders, save for the party’s very candidate from Jamshedpur. Vidyut’s name found no mention in the cheering by party leaders who were careful not to miss out on names of almost all relevant state BJP leaders.
The former MLA asked the party activists to organize booth-level meetings and carry out election campaign work to completion within the deadline fixed for the purpose by the state working committee of the party. He said the party workers should conduct a door-to-door campaign and find out their basic issues and problems. Publicity of party’s election agenda is a must to secure the confidence of the people, he said.
Praising Mahato and Rai for their efforts, Goswami gave a clarion call to party workers across the state to work at the grassroot level ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He said the workers were the backbone of the party and that their relentless efforts were going to culminate into a sure victory of the party. He said the workers should keep the party ahead of everything. Instead of making it a personal thing, the workers should give in their best for the organization’s collective benefit, he said.
Among other leaders present during the meeting included Sadhucharan Mahato, Sanjeev Sinha, Rakesh Singh, Umashankar, Surranjan Rai, Rajesh Singh, Mukul Mishra, Vikas Singh, Lalan Dwivedi, Ashok Singh, Vijay Singh, Taru Munda, G Tulasi and Rita Singh.
A vote of thanks was proposed by Mukul Mishra.