BJP to raise Corpus Fund for running party

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 4: To bring the complete probity in functioning of the party, BJP has decided to raise the Corpus Fund for the party by collecting donations from its activists from Mandal level to top.
This was decided in the meeting of the party ministers in the coalition, its MLAs and senior office bearers held at BJP Headquarters, Trikuta Nagar near here, today.
The meeting also revived the functioning of the party and Government and to increase ministers, legislators and public liaison.
According to party sources, during his visit to the winter capital in this summer, BJP national president, Amit Shah had asked the party to create a Corpus Fund on whose interest the party can be run. This way party wanted to bring total honesty in its functioning and to decrease the chances of corruption in party funds.
The meeting chalked out the strategy in this regard so that a sum of Rs 25 to 30 crore can be raised from party men right from Mandal level to State level whose interest will be used for running the day to day expenditures of the party in future.
The meeting was chaired by party State president, Sat Sharma and general secretary (Org), Ashok Kaul while other general secretaries, Dr Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta also participated in it.
The ministers including Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister of Forests and Environment, Ch Lal Singh, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, Minister for Irrigation, Flood Control & PHE, Shyam Choudhary, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Abdul Gani Kohli, MoS for Education and Tourism, Priya Sethi were also present in the meeting.
It also took the stock of prevailing situation and organizational matters. While stressing on increasing liaison public as was suggested by the party national president, it was suggested that process of visiting the district head quarters by the ministers once in every month should be expedited. Further MLAs were asked to meet the party activists once in a fortnight in their respective Mandals.
The Ministers will sit in office on every Saturday and MPs on every Wednesday to meet the party activists and people there.
Besides, the ministers will also meet after lunch hours in Civil Secretariat to party activists on every Thursday.
During the meeting party general secretary, Dr Narinder Singh also informed the members about the outcome of the recent Coordination Committee meeting of PDP and BJP.
Sources said that BJP has received directives from High Command to increase the public liaison and also pay more attention towards developmental side and ensure the time bound completion of projects.