With eye on 2017 UP polls, BJP’s national executive to meet in Allahabad today

  • K Sandeep Kumar, Hindustan Times, Allahabad
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2016 01:36 IST
Preparation on for national executive meeting of BJP in Allahabad on Saturday. (Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)

The BJP’s national executive will begin its two-day meeting on Sunday to fine-tune the party’s strategy for the next round of assembly elections in five states, including the high-stake Uttar Pradesh, and give the Narendra Modi-led Central government a pat on its back for its ‘long list’ of achievements in the two years since it came to power.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah will together inaugurate the meeting of executives, which is expected to adopt three resolutions related to political and the economic issues.

The inaugural, which Amit Shah will address, will be preceded by the inauguration of the national office bearers’ meeting at 10am on Sunday. Here the agenda for the national executive meeting will be finalised.

Policemen on Saturday check security arrangements at KP Ground in Allahabad, the venue for the 'Rashtriya Karyakarini' meeting of BJP. (PTI)

Modi will address the meeting’s concluding session on Monday. Later, he will also address a public rally at the Parade Ground.

“The aim (of the meeting) will be to come up with a strategy for each of the five states that are going to polls,” said BJP national general secretary Bhupender Yadav, adding that the BJP is the party of choice for the people right now. This is evident from the results of the latest polls in different states, he said.

Apart from forming the government in Assam, the BJP won four seats in West Bengal, its best performance yet in the state, and won one seat in Kerala, where its vote share increased.

“Taking the party forward would form an important part of the deliberations,” he added.

Yadav said that despite adverse monsoon in past two years, the country’s growth rate has remained impressive.

“It is in this backdrop that the meeting is going to be held in the city known for its confluence of education, culture and literature,” he said.

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