Twitter profile of 44-year-old Vijay Chada, who is followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has one simple aim – ‘@narendramodi back as PM is the only goal, rest all are secondary’. Easier said than done. But, wait, Chada has a plan to ensure BJP victory and he is carrying it out too! Vijay, a civil engineer who works as a consultant in IT industry, on Sunday (January 7), launched a private website ‘#360+’ seeking volunteers who will attempt to gather support for the party to win over 360 seats in the Lok Sabha. The home page of the website reads, “2014 Campaign was to defeat the Congress after a decade of misrule. 2019 campaign is to ensure that the good work continues and ensure that Congress doesn’t return back directly or indirectly.”
According to Vijay, who is not a BJP member, the motive behind the launching of the website is to help the saffron party achieve the two-third majority mark in the House, which is 362 by bringing the volunteers on one platform. Vijay had actively participated in the BJP’s 2014 campaign when the party won an unprecedented 282 seats in the Lok Sabha. Along with its NDA allies, the number swelled to 336 in the 543-member lower house.
Vijay has met the Prime Minister twice and he claims that his attraction to the BJP grew after he heard the speeches of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former BJP chief LK Advani, as per a report by the Hindustan Times. Chada made it clear that there is no involvement of any BJP leader behind this newly-launched website, the homepage of Vijay’s website, says, “Please understand that this is purely a volunteer-driven effort and the contours of how and when will start once there are good number of volunteers or could be merged with other efforts being undertaken by someone else.
Vijay, who has more than 73,000 followers on Twitter, is followed by the BJP’s top brass including BJP chief Amit Shah and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley.