Slogan, strategy and more: Highlights of BJP's National Executive meet
On Saturday, the National Executive meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party started in Delhi to discuss strategy for the upcoming 2019 general elections. Reports have it that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address the meeting on Sunday. On the first day of meeting, it was decided that BJP would contest elections under Amit Shah as President, whose tenure ends in January. Here are some highlights.
After 'Abki Baar, Modi Sarkar', new slogan is 'Ajey BJP'
The BJP which registered a historic win riding on the slogan, 'Abki Baar, Modi Sarkar', has adopted the slogan 'Ajey BJP', meaning invincible BJP, this time. Addressing the BJP members, Shah said BJP will get a majority in 2019 and also claimed the number will be bigger than the previous tally. A strategy was made for upcoming elections in states later this year.
Shah calls 'Mahagathbandhan' a lie, illusion
Shah took potshots at the Opposition's plan of a grand alliance or 'mahagathbandhan' and said it was a lie. "Parties which are in 'Mahagathbandhan' have been defeated by the BJP even after 2014, 'Mahagathbandhan' won't make a difference," Shah said. Quoting Shah, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters, the BJP will come back to power on Modi government's achievements.
BJP 'making' India, Congress 'breaking' it, says Shah
Shah attacked the Congress and said while BJP was working towards 'making' India, the former was interested in 'breaking' the country. He listed policies of the government and said the Congress's and P Chidambaram's attacks were 'misleading'. Shah claimed the Opposition was in denial mode, and their frustration was visible in the Parliament. He accused Congress of vote-bank politics and touched upon 'Urban Naxals' issue.
BJP is ruling 75% of the country, Shah says
"Today India has surpassed France in terms of economy. The BJP has a government in 19 states and ruling 75% of the country. We should not be complacent and should work to ensure a bigger victory in 2019," he said.
On NRC, Shah says it will ensure infiltrators don't enter
Speaking on the NRC issue in Assam, Shah reportedly said it was done to ensure no infiltrators entered the country. However, he noted those seeking refugee status in the country will be given so without any hesitation. Further, he blamed Congress's hypocritical nature for delaying Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha and told many Islamic countries have gotten rid of the menace.Share this timeline