"This will be a unique convention with our workers and office bearers before the municipal corporation, municipality and nagar parishad elections," the state BJP chief said. The BJP has 2,500 town centre offices from where 5,000 office bearers will reach Bhopal for the meeting. There will also be 17,000 polling booth heads of the party who will join the convention. In addition all MLAs, MPs, district office bearers and state leaders have been invited for the conference.
"Giving the whole event a family gathering atmosphere will be 12,000 BJP homes in the state capital. Families of BJP leaders and workers in Bhopal will play host and lodge the invitees in their residences. The municipal ward offices of the party will turn into control rooms and help in making the arrangements," Nandkumar Singh Chouhan said. "The present ward councillors have been given the responsibility of working out the lodging arrangements. Staying for two days in a BJP house will send a strong family bonding message to our workers," he added.
While Amit Shah will give the inaugural speech, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will give the valedictory address on Friday and conclude the meeting. Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Singh Tomar and Thavar Chand Gehlot have agreed to address the meet. Newly appointed state party in-charge Vinay Sahastrabuddhe will be unable to attend because of prior engagements abroad.
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