This is indicated by the state unit's two-fold increase in membership, which is said to have increased from 3 lakh in 2011 to 7 lakh in 2013. In fact, 2 lakh new members have enrolled in the last six months, which is credited to Modi's nomination as the Prime Ministrial candidate.
There has also been a considerable surge in the membership of the party's women's wing and the youth wing.
The ABVP, which is the youth wing of the BJP, too has witnessed a surge in its membership with the enrolment of 45,000 new activists in the past one year, said co-in-charge of the party's Bengal unit Siddhinath Singh. "Women's wing too has witnessed an increase by 50%. Two factors are responsible for the expanding BJP membership in West Bengal: Declaration of Modi as PM candidate by the party and the lack of an opposition worth the name in the state," he further added.
"The charisma of Modi working in the entire country is also having its impact in Bengal and we will prove it during Modi's rally in Kolkata on February 5," asserted Singh.