At BJP’s two-day national executive in Allahabad, all eyes to be on PM Modi

The decision to highlight Modi and the government’s achievements is significant as the party is still contemplating on whether to declare a chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh.

By: Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2016 12:18 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government’s achievements in its first two years will be the highlights of the BJP’s two-day national executive, which begins in Allahabad on Sunday. The national executive would also set the tone for the party’s fierce electoral battle next year to return to power in Uttar Pradesh after 15 years.

Calling it a “Modimay” (full of Modi) event, a senior party leader involved in the preparations for the meet said, “The venue will be full of his (the Prime Minister’s pictures) banners, hoarding and the achievements of his government.” There will be a special exhibition hall displaying achievements of the NDA government.

The decision to highlight Modi and the government’s achievements is significant as the party is still contemplating on whether to declare a chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh.

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“Unlike Assam, UP is a huge state and we have to fight leaders such as Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati. Also, we need a leader accepted by the state unit. So a decision on the CM candidate should be taken after weighing all aspects,” another party leader said.

The Prime Minister’s rally on Monday is expected to set the tone.

Sources in the BJP said Modi, who has already addressed two rallies in the state in recent past, is likely to address at least one each in all six kshetras (regions), and more than one in key regions. The party has divided UP into six kshetras for the campaign process: Kashi, Kanpur-Bundelkhand, Gorakhpur, Awadh, Braj and Paschim.

With party president Amit Shah projecting Narendra Modi as a “UP-wala” (Modi is an MP from Varanasi) at a rally of booth-level workers of Braj region earlier this week, the BJP has given clear indication that Modi’s image would be a major factor in its campaign.

In his address to the national executive, Shah is expected to reflect on the “upbeat mood” after the party’s victory in Assam and the rise in vote-share in Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. “He will project the productive years of the party and the government, and will place the challenges before the party leaders,” the senior leader said.

On agenda of the national executive are discussions on the organisational subjects, forthcoming elections (Punjab, Goa and Manipur, among others), current issues, and future programmes.

The conclave is expected to adopt a political resolution and an economic resolution, and is likely to launch new slogans for the UP elections.

The discussions and the political resolution are expected to refer to the deteriorating law and order and target ruling Samajwadi Party in the state, and on corruption to take the attack to the BSP and the Congress.

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    raj kishore
    Jun 12, 2016 at 11:36 am
    dr.rkh ota/sambalpur request the top leaders take a decision CM candidate rajnath singh will be better like maharastra;jharkhandandam.PM is called UPwalla as time is good.
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    raj kishore
    Jun 12, 2016 at 11:50 am
    i am to request to give CM to rajnath singh so election will be'. mahabharat'
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    Subhash Chand
    Jun 11, 2016 at 8:32 am
    Sir, the three wings of Governance i.e. Legislation, Judiciary and executive are almost dead in its coordination and functioning. I had written aletter to the then CJI on 02.01.2014 that judiciary is dead due to fixing of a LPA 2001/2013 hearing between Our bank MD h. Gurbir Singh Mangat, Justice Surya Kant (Heading the DB sta fully head peion of pensioners leaving them to die and ped another order to facilitate the bank to damage the pension scheme) and senior advocate Mr. Rajiv Atma Ram what no action their after so many letters mails etc but till today the status is same and we are facing starvation as some committed suicide also. So I may remind your honor your commitment. When we are dieing of hunger at the hands of Punjab CM who has been awarded by you and not getting our own earned right then what the nation expects from you. We have written so many letters to PMO what all grievances are either not responded or closed. So kindly find some time to depute some proper nearest s to kindly time bound Punjab CM and tell him that if even all pensioners die this amount of pension has to be paid to the wards of pensioners and to loose his ego. Kindly help we and so many others like we.
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