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BJP becomes the world’s largest political party in the world

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The ruling BJP has become the largest political party in the world in the past five months taking its membership to 8.80 crore.

Points to Remember:

  • The Communist Party of China was until now considered the largest party with about 8.60 crore members.
  • The party hit the 8.80 crore mark on 29th March 2015. 
  • BJP expects its membership to cross 10 crore by the end of the march. 
  • Party president Amit Shah will announce the final figure at the national executive to be held in Bangalore on 3-4 April 2015
  • Enrollment through missed calls is a huge improvement.
  • The membership drive will officially come to an end on March 31 but there are chances that it may be extended in a few states like Maharashtra.

Benefits Of New Scheme:

  • The party can scrutinize registrations by calling up numbers from where missed calls originated.
  • The phone numbers also provide the party with a way to maintain ‘live’ contact with members to update them on developments and explain decisions as well as the context in which they are taken. 
  • The party’s ambitious, hi-tech online membership drive was launched by Modi on November 1 last year when he became a member by dialling a telephone number followed by Shah who became the second member.