BJP to discuss UP poll strategy in National Executive
The two-day national executive conclave of BJP begins in Allahabad on Sunday afternoon to fine tune the party strategy for Uttar Pradesh assembly polls that are due next year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah are expected to inaugurate the meeting of BJP executives around 5 p.m. Senior cabinet ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and party MPs will participate in the meeting.
The executives are likely to adopt the party’s strategy for the assembly election in the politically crucial state of India besides highlighting the achievements of the Modi government in the last two years and the alleged corruption of the Samajwadi Party led government in UP.
BJP office bearers met here in the morning to set the agenda for the evening national executive meeting, party sources said.
The two-day conclave is likely to pass a political and an economic resolution, the latter focusing on agriculture.
“There is goonda raj in Uttar Pradesh under Akhilesh Yadav. The cocktail politics of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal have ruined the state,” BJP national secretary Srikant Sharma said.
“We will be giving a call to end this goonda raj,” he added.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, who played a key role in BJP’s victory in Assam, and former Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, were inducted into the National Executive. Another leader inducted in to the national council was Giridha Gamang from Odisha.
The party also inducted into the National Executive several of its former state unit chiefs, including Laxmikant Bajpai of UP, Prahlad Joshi of Karnataka, V Muraleedharan of Kerala, Kamal Sharma of Punjab and Chaoba Singh of Manipur.