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Cong should not be flying high, BJP will bounce back: Parnami

Rajasthan BJP president Ashok Parnami on Monday said the party’s loss in recent by-elections was worrying and the party leaders will take remedial measures

jaipur Updated: Feb 19, 2018 22:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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BJP state president Ashok Parnami was talking to reporters at the BJP office in Jaipur.(HT File)

Rajasthan BJP president Ashok Parnami on Monday said the party’s loss in recent by-elections was worrying and the party leaders will take remedial measures.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of organisation level meetings at the BJP office in Jaipur, Parnami took a dig at the Congress saying the opposition party “should not be flying high” after sweeping the bypolls and remember that the BJP had won 163 seats in the last assembly elections.

The BJP had lost the two Lok Sabha by-elections in Ajmer and Alwar and assembly by-elections in Mandalgarh by wide margins last month.

Parnami accused the Congress of indulging in “negative politics” and resorting to propaganda in order to mislead the people. “We have done a lot for farmers. The Congress only managed to get them into debt trap, but BJP has introduced schemes such as fixing minimum support price (MSP) at 50% above the input costs,” he said.

Parnami said the party will bounce back and achieve its mission of winning 180 assembly seats and 25 Lok Sabha seats in the next round of elections.

Sources said the senior BJP leaders will soon hold a divisional level meeting and review the performance of its elected representatives.

Earlier in the day, senior BJP leaders took a series of meetings to review performances of board and corporation chairmen and also party district presidents and asked them to submit a report card of their performance within 10 days. National BJP joint general secretary V Satish, organisational secretary Chandrashekar, senior leader Bhajanlal and Parnami were present at the meetings.

While media was not allowed at the meetings, sources said some board and corporation presidents complained that officials don’t listen to them and there were communication gaps.

Talking to media, Rajasthan State Finance Commission chairperson Dr Jyoti Kiran said it was a routine meeting that is held every three months. “Discussions were held on the achievements of the boards and corporations, and a blueprint was prepared for the coming months for taking the welfare schemes to the public at ground level,” she said.

Replying to a query on the LPG cylinder blast in Beawar, Parnami said chief minister Vasundhara Raje and some other BJP leaders had already visited the victims. “Instead of levelling charges against us (the BJP), the opposition should have gone there first,” he added.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 22:54 IST