Lucknow: To retain power in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh in the 2022 assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is once again relying on its ‘vistaraks’ (expansionists). The selection of vistaraks is currently on across the state and they are being deployed in all the assembly constituencies. Their training is also in the process.
Talking about the role of the vistaraks in the upcoming polls, UP BJP Vice President, Vijay Bahadur Pathak said, “Their will be to activate the lower units, i.e. divisional, sector and booth level units. A vistarak is a full-time member of the BJP who is separate from the party unit. The selection process of vistaraks is going on. All have been selected and will work for the party full time. These vistaraks will establish contact dialogues at sector, booth and divisional level and their role will change from time to time.”