The BJP leadership met on Saturday with its representatives from across the country as the new party President Amit Shah called for replacement of the Congress ideology by that of BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi denounced incidents of communal violence declaring there would be no compromise on peace, harmony and national unity.
Addressing the day-long meeting of the National Council, called to ratify his appointment as President, Shah said time has come to spread the BJP ideology and expand its reach across the country like the Congress did all these years, maintaining that the party cannot rule for long otherwise.
“For long, Congress ‘vichar’ (thought) has been pre- dominant in the country’s politics. Now, it is time to ensure that our ‘vichar’ (thought) has an imprint on the nation’s politics,” said Shah, architect of BJP’s victory in crucial Uttar Pradesh winning 73 out of 80 seats there in Lok Sabha polls.
“The country is yet to be rid of Congress. The cadres should keep this in mind… Assembly elections are coming in four states of Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.
“We need to ensure that we get absolute majority in all these states. This is our foremost priority. But our long-term objective is to provide good governance to the entire country,” he told the conclave attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior leaders like L K Advani, M M Joshi and outgoing party chief Rajnath Singh.
- Here’s Why Delhi-NCR Gets Pollution Code On Lines Of Beijing
- PM Modi Is More Interested In TRP Politics Rahul Gandhi At Congress Parliamentary Meet
- Bigg Boss 10 December 1 Review: Priyanka Jagga Succeeds In Her Divide And Rule Strategy
- Kahaani 2 Audience Reaction: Vidya Balan Starrer Thriller Gets Mixed Reviews
- Find Out What PM Modi Said About Demonetisation On LinkedIn
- Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What
- Here’s How Mohammad Kaif Replied To Virender Sehwag’s Birthday Wish On Twitter
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Flight Reportedly Had Low Fuel: Here’s What Happened
- Reliance Jio Welcome Offer Extended Till March 31, JioMoney Launched
- Uri Attackers Came From Pakistan, Establishes Digital Data
- Bigg Boss 10 Nov 30 Episode Review: Captaincy Brings Differences In Manoj Punjabi & Manveer Gurjar
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Official Twitter Handle Hacked
- After Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Handle, Congress Official Twitter Account Hacked
- 3 Dead As Army Helicopter Crashes In Sukna In West Bengal
- BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack: Find Out More
Winding up the day-long proceedings, Modi hailed Shah as the “man of the match” for the Lok Sabha poll victory under Rajnath Singh’s captaincy.
He made a stinging attack on Congress and SP in the wake of rising incidents of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh and accused them of playing vote-bank politics and dividing the society.
“BJP never accepts such incidents (of violence). Peace, unity, harmony and brotherhood are the pre-requisites of progress and there will be no compromise on this.
“Some people who have suffered a massive defeat are still not able to desist from engaging in old vote-bank politics. They are engaged in disturbing the social fabric of the country,” Modi said in his 40-minute speech heard with rapt attention.
The Prime Minister said that at this juncture the unity of the country and the society was paramount. “If we have to take the nation forward, then all the 125 crore people will have to move forward,” he said.
Talking about his government which was formed after BJP’s landslide victory, the Prime Minister said “different and tough yardsticks” are being applied to gauge its performance.
“Those who have not done anything for 60 years are asking for our account of 60 days,” he said attacking Congress yet again.
Noting that people have given their verdict through the ballot, he said, “it is our turn now” and “we will adequately fulfil the aspirations of people.”
Contending that things have started changing after 60 days of BJP coming to power, Modi said, “we will be successful in bringing about the change.. we have to have faith in ourselves. We will never bow before adversities.”