After reviving aggressive Hindutva and condemning "appeasement" of Muslims, the BJP on Sunday its next mission is to capture power in Delhi, for which there was a need for unity and discipline in the party and the shunning of groupism.
"The route to New Delhi goes via Lucknow," former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said in a reference to assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh scheduled for early next year as a three-day party conclave which concluded on Sunday saw the BJP returning to the strident Hindutva plank.
The BJP's national council also adopted an economic resolution that attacked the policies of the Congress-led government at the Centre, saying these had led to steep price rise and agricultural crisis which was a betrayal of the common man.
Addressing the national council, Vajpayee reminded party workers that the BJP's "opponents are throwing challenges at us and the only way to shake them off was through working in unison".
The NDA chairman said the outcome of the coming polls in four states was "pregnant with new possibilities" and exhorted the party to put its best foot forward with dedication and hard work to usher in changes. He said it was the workers' prime duty to ensure that the BJP's fortunes in Uttar Pradesh underwent a change for greater glory at the national level.