Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 20
A day after his elevation as state BJP chief, Om Prakash Dhankar immediately stated he deliberate to broaden the social gathering’s base in Haryana in coordination with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and make sure that the social gathering reached out to these in misery as a result of pandemic.
In an unique interview with The Tribune at his Panchkula residence, the newly appointed state BJP chief stated he had labored with Khattar for lengthy and their relations had all the time been excellent.
“Even my entry to the BJP was because of Khattar when he was a ‘pracharak’. I still vividly remember how Khattar convinced me to join the party at a juice shop in Bhiwani, where I was a lecturer. Later, when Khattar was party incharge for north zone, I served the party as co-incharge for Himachal Pradesh,” he stated.
About his priorities and challenges, the state BJP president stated the largest problem involved methods to assist the folks amid the pandemic.
“Public health specialists from AIIMS had predicted that the country could witness 2.5 crore cases by August 15. Due to timely steps initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and precautions taken by the people, we are in a much better position. The government has done a lot to reach out to those in need during and after lockdown and now, as state party president, I will ensure that the party reaches out to those in need,” Dhankar stated.
The BJP chief stated it was a constructive signal that individuals had come out of the preliminary panic related to Covid. He stated earlier, some folks didn’t even need to cremate their expensive ones out of concern, however now, the contaminated have been being remoted at dwelling beneath the care of members of the family.
Maintaining that the social gathering had been in pause mode in Haryana for the previous couple of months, Dhankar stated he would quickly appoint office-bearers on the district degree to rejuvenate the social gathering.
Terming “Give your best and derive the best from others” as his motto in over three a long time of expertise in organisation, throughout which he had served the social gathering as nationwide president of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha, Dhankar stated his endeavour can be to carry all sections of society to the social gathering fold.
He noticed the upcoming byelection to Baroda, brought on by dying of Congress MLA Krishan Murti Hooda, as the primary problem as state social gathering president and exuded confidence that the social gathering would win.
“The Congress is no longer the party it used to be. This is not my assessment, but its own leaders have been telling this to the people. The other political parties in Haryana are family based and are no match for the BJP,” Dhankar stated.
Refusing to be drawn into the Jat versus non-Jat dialogue, thought of a actuality in state politics, Dhankar stated the BJP had by no means believed in such a division.
“I want to see the BJP cadre in Haryana as strong as in established states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and all my endeavours will be in that direction,” he concluded.