NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended the two-day National Executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the NDMC Convention Centre in Delhi. BJP national president JP Nadda, Union Ministers including Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled States and other senior party leaders also participated at the key meeting.
At the national executive, the BJP leadership may announce a year’s extension for party president JP Nadda, whose tenure ends later this month. And deliberate on its strategy for assembly and general elections, is started in the national capital with Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining a brainstorming session. Mr Nadda’s three-year term as the national president ends this month. He is likely to lead the party till the 2024 Lok Sabha elections are over.
There could be three resolutions to cover political, economic and foreign policy issues, though there’s no final word yet. The party will go all out to promote G20 events following India getting the presidency of the elite grouping of 20 leading economies of the world. 2023 is the year that will see nine states go to the polls. They are Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana. Elections could also be held in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
According to BJP sources, the three resolutions of the National Executive meeting encompass political, economic and international affairs. The strategy for the upcoming assembly elections in nine states slated this year and the Lok Sabha elections to be held next year will be discussed.
PM Modi arrived at the venue after a mega roadshow of about one kilometre — from Patel Chowk to the NDMC head office in central Delhi. Enthused BJP workers and supporters lined the roads to greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his roadshow here as the party’s two-day national executive began in Delhi on Monday. In an atmosphere enlivened by music and the cheering crowd, the roadshow started from Patel Chowk and continued till the NDMC convention center. People showered Modi with flower petals and chanted slogans in his support.
Huge cutouts of the prime minister were placed along the road, besides several posters highlighting various initiatives of the government and also India’s presidency of the G20.Stages had been erected at places. Folk artistes from several states performed on some of them, while others blared patriotic songs.BJP workers and supporters lined the roads and greeted the PM by showering flower petals and chanting slogans, while he waved to his supporters throughout the road show from his car.
BJP’s ‘Pravas Yojna’ for weak Lok Sabha seats and strengthening of booth-level teams will also be discussed. Leaders can also be entrusted with big responsibilities related to the electoral state, informed party sources.This is the first major meeting of the party after the landslide victory in Gujarat. Ahead of the big event, Mr Nadda held a meeting with in-charges and co-in-charges from across the country..
Accompanying the PM in the National Executive will be 35 Union Ministers, 12 Chief Ministers, and 37 regional heads. 350 party workers are expected to attend.The first exhibition theme is “Sewa, Sangathan, aur Samarpan (Service, Organisation, and Dedication)”. The second theme “Vishwa Guru India” will feature India’s contribution in the global fight against Covid, and the G20 presidency. The third theme, “Good Governance first”, will display steps taken to ensure better governance.Other initiatives like empowering the deprived, inclusive and strong India, and conserving the age-old icons like building the Ram temple at Ayodhya, and the rise of Sanatan Dharma across the globe, are the other themes that will be showcased on the sidelines of the meeting. Political and economic issues will also be discussed, and organisational issues in poll-bound states will be examined.
Meanwhile, the Congress on Sunday took a swipe at the BJP over its scheduled roadshow in the national capital, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “rattled by the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra”, has got his party to organise a “joke of a road show” .A two-day national executive meeting of the BJP will begin from Monday. Before the start of the meeting, the BJP has organised a roadshow for the Prime Minister from Patel Chowk to the NDMC convention centre, the meeting venue.
Attacking the BJP, Congress general secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter, “An insecure Prime Minister rattled by the huge success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra has got the BJP to organise a joke of a road show passing through a short distance in the national capital tomorrow.” “Such hollow, choreographed events will only keep his drum-beaters busy,” he said.Earlier on Sunday, the Congress took a swipe at the BJP over its scheduled roadshow in the national capital, saying that PM Modi, “rattled by the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra”, has got his party to organise a “joke of a roadshow”.