The BJP has decided to celebrate the next Republic Day by "illuminating" over 3 crore lotus in Uttar Pradesh, giving the party's poll symbol-shaped lamps to the beneficiaries of various government schemes in the state with a request to light them on R Day evening.
UP BJP spokesperson Alok Awasthi Sunday said that his party will celebrate the next Republic Day in the state in the novel way under its "Kamal Jyoti Vikaas Abhiyaan".
"Under the scheme, the BJP workers will meet over 3 crore families, who have been benefitted from the various government schemes on housing, electricity, cooking gas, health, insurance and self-employment through loans etc and give them a lotus-shaped lamp along with a brochure of information on various welfare schemes of the government," he said.
"We will request the families to light the lotus-shaped lamps at fixed hours on the January 26, 2019 evening and take a pledge to bring back the Modi government to power in 2019 Lok Sabha election," Awasthi said.
He added that this decision was taken at the party's recent brainstorming session to devise ways of campaigning for the the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The session was attended by UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, its general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal and joint general secretary (organisation) Shiv Prakash among others.