Those deputed on special duty to bring voters would be unable t0 perform their duties properly would be accountable to the RSS.

Ever since Narendra Modi was named the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, the RSS intensified all its efforts to increase voting on the ground level. The BJP and RSS constituted booth management committees. The saffron party had created a team of 25 people for each committee and they were given the responsibility to work with the candidates in the polling stations.

The Sangh also came up with parallel committees. It has been learnt that the Sangh is not ready to believe BJP fully when it comes to the issue of managing booth camps.

They are apprehensive of the fact that their members and workers might get carried away by the ‘overwhelming’ Modi wave and become complacent and the voters may never visit polling booths.

That’s why the committees were constituted by taking several factors into consideration and balancing those, so that the campaign committee can function without any hiccups.

Format of Sangh teams

Every booth of Sangh has a sizeable presence of Swayamsevaks and the head counts are usually from 10 to 20. The number of the members and their position are decided by the political ambience of a particular area.

The Sangh needs to keep special attention on the social equations and key issues of that area as well. For example, if an area of operation is a Dalit dominated then the Sangh would place workers representing that particular section of the society.

The RSS is laying a special emphasis on fielding people from Dalit and Extremely Backward Classes (EBCs) into the duty of booth management.

Similarly, where there are more hostels, youth carders are being placed in large numbers. In order to reach out to the women, the saffron party pressed Mahila Morcha into service.

Since the turnout of voters, especially in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were less in the last two phases, the Sangh is maintaining alertness over the issue.


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