what about the popular support for BJP, even if it may bring in big names into the party by poaching the TDP and luring the Congressmen? The party still has a long way to go if the membership statistics are any indication.
The response at best is lukewarm in Andhra Pradesh, while the membership campaign across the country is going great guns. During the last three weeks, only 1.42 lakh members have been enrolled in Andhra Pradesh. The people are questioning the party workers as to why they should take the membership of the party when approached. Issues like the special status to the state and the fund allocation to Polavaram and Amaravati are being raised by many.
The membership has not crossed 1000 mark in about 150 constituencies if the statistics are any indication. Party membership has crossed 10000 marks only in six districts. As many as 35 lakh members were recruited into the party in the last membership drive. Party wanted the state unit to raise the numbers by 20 per cent this time. An additional seven lakh people should be made members of the party according to this. But the membership has not crossed even two lakh till now.