BJP to ‘certify’ its nine crore workers through training, examination

The massive exercise to begin in November

New Delhi: The BJP, which claims to be the biggest political party in the world in terms of numbers, will soon launch a training programme for all its workers through an e-training module. The workers will also be required to pass an examination, in which they will be asked questions about the party’s ideology and contemporary issues. Moreover, to give its literature and publications an international identity and make them globally accessible, the party is going to seek ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for its publications.

Though the BJP claims that it has 11 crore workers, but so far, it has been able to provide basic training in its ideology and politics only to 10 per cent of its workers. The rest will be trained through the e-module.

Two phases

The training will be given in two phases. In the first phase, the workers will be told about the party’s history, growth and its parent organisation (RSS). Besides, they will be taught how to use social media. They will also get to know the ‘novel initiatives’ of the various BJP governments. The training will last one month. After that, the workers will have to appear in an examination. If they clear it, they would be given entry into the second module.

Poll-bound states priority

The party will launch the e-training programme initially in the four states – MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand – going to the polls this year. It will begin in November. The workers in poll-bound states will also be told about election management, coordination with the Election Commission and election-related laws and rules. It will be ensured that they know about the party’s election manifesto and the promises made by it to the voters.

(Story: Santosh Kumar)

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