Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address party workers at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Executive Meet that will begin around 10AM in New Delhi. The meeting will be attended by more than 2,000 delegates, 337 MPs, 1400 MLAs, MLCs and other senior leaders. PM Modi’s address may throw light upon the economic slowdown in the country, government’s pro-poor measures and policy decisions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may also discuss party’s strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in the 2-day extended national executive meet.

According to party sources, PM Modi is likely to ask party workers, leaders to make people aware of the work done by the party, government including pro-poor schemes, taking measures to curb black money in order to counter oppositions’ charge which have been targeting the government for rising fuel prices and the economic slowdown caused after the demonetisation and GST implementation.

Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, which is completing its three and a half years in the power, the time is not too far for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In the party’s National Executive Meet, it is also expected that PM Modi will also discuss party strategies, agendas for the 2019 General Elections.

Reports also say that apart from hailing government’s big decisions like having being able to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetisation to curb black money, corruption and crackdown on terror funding (all three objectives of the demonetisation drive which the government say have been massively impacted after the noteban), the focus of the meeting will also be to be highlight what more needs to be done.

Ahead of the birth centenary of party’s ideologue late Deen Dayal Upadhyay on on September 25, the meeting may focus on the work down by the late leader and how to best commemorate the occasion. 

Earlier on Sunday, party president Amit Shah inaugurated the 2-day BJP National Executive Meet following which he held meeting with office-bearers, state chiefs, core group leaders to mark the objectives of the meet.

First Published | 25 September 2017 8:05 AM
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