New Delhi, Sept 9: The BJP has already started putting together a plan for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. While the party would continue to build on its strong holds, it has now identified its weak zones and proposes to begin work on it right away.
Following a survey the BJP has identified Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Telangana, Kerala, West Bengal and some North Eastern states from where the party needs to get more votes.
There are 115 constituencies that have been identified as weak areas. Sources in the party tell OneIndia that Shah has already held discussions with the state units and told them come up with a plan on how to face the elections in these constituencies.
The plan is expected to be readied by mid October, sources also said.
BJP has been able to produce just 15 MPs from the above mentioned states. The party feels that the performance should improve in these states so that it could have a comfortable number in 2019.
The BJP feels that it may have incurred a few hiccups in some of its strong areas. In such a scenario winning from these traditionally weak bastions would help cover the numbers.
Party insiders say that this strategy will do the BJP a lot of good in the 2019 elections.
"We wanted to start work early while also focusing on the forthcoming elections to Uttar Pradesh. After the action plan is provided to Shah by the state units by October, the ground work would begin.
The party president wants work on these constituencies to resume before the end of the year," the source also informed.