PM Modi to address the BJP on Monday
The BJP's two-day national executive meeting which began today in New Delhi might be the perfect platform for PM Modi to lay out his government's economic and political agenda, in the midst of growing economic concerns. PM Modi's key speech is on Monday. The meeting would mark the end of a year-long exercise to commemorate Hindutva icon Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's 100th birth anniversary.
Party President Amit Shah has already held a meeting key party leaders, state chiefs, and office bearers to finalize agenda items to be discussed on 25th September. The highlight of the meeting is that all of the BJP's elected lawmakers - close to 1,400 MPs, 337 MLAs, and all MLCs - would be present for the discussions to be held on Monday.
With opposition parties attacking the BJP government's handling of the economy, which saw a fall in growth figures, PM Modi's valedictory address on Monday takes on particular importance as it will be under intense scrutiny. According to party sources, PM Modi will address these concerns, talk about pro-poor measures and policy decisions, and highlight his government's "successes" in improving transparency and curbing black money.
BJP sources have said that the party's resolution is likely to assert that the economy has been better handled by the NDA government, compared to the UPA government's reign. Modi's agenda of development will also receive significant impetus, along with the GST rollout being hailed as a success in integrating India's economy. The issue of Rohingya refugees might also be discussed.