Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held the national executive meeting in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium on the birth anniversary of its idealogue Deendayal Upadhyay. The meet was chaired by party president Amit Shah who had earlier met office-bearers, state chiefs and key organisational leaders to finalise the agenda, including the resolutions that will be passed by the party.

Addressing the media during the meeting, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal pointed out that India was struggling with various issues even after 70 years of independence and his party’s aim was to rid the country of these.

“After 70 years of independence India is still grappling with several issues. The dream of new India is a dream of 125 crore Indians. India should get rid of communalism, terrorism etc and this is the mission of party cadre,” he said.

Goyal also touched upon the burning issue of political killings in Kerala and West Bengal and said his party will deal with the issue in a suitable manner.

“BJP is not afraid of such violence.  We will respond democratically and are capable of it,” Goyal said.

Goyal added that BJP workers on Kerala will hold rallies and pad yatra in October to garner support of people.

Goyal also lashed out at Rahul Gandhi for undermining India and praised Amit Shah for countering him with facts.

Rahul Gandhi ji has been undermining India these days, Amit Shah ji gave a befitting reply with facts,” he said.

He added that his government was committed to the welfare of people.

“The govt is relentlessly working in the interests of the poor,” he said.

Goyal also expressed confidence that BJP will emerge victorious in upcoming Gujarat polls.

First Published | 25 September 2017 1:07 PM
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