On April 6, the party’s foundation day, BJP workers at the booth level will fan out to villages and towns on a house-to-house mission and distribute leaflets and stickers with the party symbols.
The stickers will be stuck on the doors of houses they visit. If the house owner agrees to accept the sticker, it will be construed as a sign of support, a BJP source said.
State BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said party workers have been asked to seek permission before affixing the sticker on the door. “It will not be forcefully done. If somebody doesn’t want the sticker it will not be put,” said Tendulkar.
BJP leaders and office bearers are currently conducting meetings in different constituencies.
“The leaflets that will be distributed will highlight failures of the UPA government to bring down inflation, control corruption, failure in reining in terrorist activities as well its other failures,” Tendulkar said.
The state has about 1,600 polling booths and BJP intends to cover at least 1,400 booths. Each booth has about 15-20 BJP members and each member will be asked to cover 100 houses on foundation day.
While BJP has not announced its candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, likely in April-May 2014, it is expected that three-time MP Shripad Naik will be the candidate in North Goa. In 2009 he had defeated his NCP rival Jitendra Deshprabhu by a margin of 6,000 votes. Naik has already started moving about in his constituency.
In South Goa, BJP spokesperson and law commission chairman Narendra Sawaikar is expected to be the party candidate. He had been defeated by Congress’ Francisco Sardinha by 12,000 votes in 2009.