500 Christians join BJP in Delhi
The BJP's Delhi unit on Sunday made a special membership drive among Christians ahead of state elections in the national capital and successfully enrolled some 500 Christians.
Atif Rasheed, president of Delhi BJP's minority wing that organized the drive, said his people worked at four churches for two hours from 10 in morning and enrolled over 500 Christians, according to a report in the Indian Express.
The membership drive was at four churches including the Sacred Heart Church, the Catholic cathedral of Delhi archdiocese. The other churches were in Mandir Marg, Turkaman Gate and Kingsway Camp, he said.
During the drive, "over 500 people took membership" and "a similar drive will be carried out for next few Sundays in similar fashion,” said Rasheed.
The minority cell of the BJP, which always focuses on the Muslim community, has decided to reach out to other minority communities in the city, some reports said.
The BJP aims to enroll over 10,000 Christians in the party in next one month.
Delhi's 70 assembly constituencies have some 500,000 Christians with voting rights and they are at the center of BJP strategy for the upcoming Delhi elections.
Source: New Indian Express