Narendra Modi asks BJP general secretaries to prepare for Assembly elections

Senior BJP leaders said the aim is to keep the party vibrant and not to let the guard down.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:May 31, 2014 2:40 pm
The BJP has for long been distressed about the multicultural rather than the secular dimension. This is the first such meeting called by Narendra Modi after he took charge as Prime Minister on Monday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met BJP general secretaries and discussed measures to strengthen the party ahead of assembly elections in some key states.

Modi spent over an hour with the ten party general secretaries over breakfast at his residence seeking suggestions from them on improving governance and strengthening the party. He asked the party leaders to act as a bridge between the people and the government.

This is the first such meeting called by Modi after he took charge as Prime Minister on Monday.

Modi will meet more party workers and leaders at the BJP headquarters at Ashok Road on Sunday evening, in a bid to touch base with them and thank them for their strenuous efforts in ensuring the success of the party in Lok Sabha elections.

The meeting is believed to be an attempt to ensure that organisational strength of the BJP is not weakened in the wake of massive mandate the party received in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Senior BJP leaders said the aim is to keep the party vibrant and not to let the guard down after the party’s emphatic victory.

During the meeting, Modi also discussed how to include suggestions from common people and party supporters to the government for effective and good governance.

Sources said the Prime Minister also asked the party leaders to prepare for assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana later this year and Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar next year.

Besides, he also asked them to be prepared for the assembly elections in 2016 in states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry.

Among the party leaders who attended today’s meeting were BJP president Rajnath Singh, general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal and Amit Shah, Ananth Kumar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Varun Gandhi, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Thawarchand Gehlot, J P Nadda, Tapir Gao and Murlidhar Rao.

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    Abhishek Kumar
    May 31, 2014 at 11:23 am
    Country never forget Modi’s hand in 2002 riots, Ehsan Jafri was hacked into pieces and 69 residents of Gulbarg society were surrounded by a mob of 20 thousand and burnt alive. Modi Government did not send a single policeman to save the hapless people and when the police came at 4 p.m, Gulbarg had been reduced to ashes. In fact, there are phone call records which prove that DCP Gondia was taking direct instructions from Jaydeep Patel, the main accused in Naroda Gam.
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      Abhishek Kumar
      May 31, 2014 at 11:23 am
      Country never forgets Modi’s hand in 2002 riots, Modi’s ertion that large number of policemen had died is equally false. Let the Government of Gujarat give the names of the policemen who had died date-wise for the first 72 hours, the period in which he claims the violence had been controlled! In fact Gujarat Government’s own data and testimonies show that police was actually shooting down the Muslims.
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        Abhishek Kumar
        May 31, 2014 at 11:23 am
        Country never forgets Modi’s hand in 2002 riots, in Naroda Patiya, when the residents realized that they were under a mive attack, some of the youngsters put up a defense near the only entry to the Patiya from the main road to prevent the mob from entering their settlement. That was when the local police started firing at the Muslims boys to open up the entry. The deposition of Abdulmajid Mohammad Usman Shaikh witness no 156, before the Special Designated Court of Jyostna Yagnik, tells the sordid story.
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          Abhishek Kumar
          May 31, 2014 at 11:23 am
          Country never forgets Modi’s hand in 2002 riots, the data that Gujarat Government submitted to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), clearly shows that even though it was Hindu mobs that were attacking the Muslims, as many Muslims died in Police firing in the first 2 days of the Gujarat Pogrom.
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            Abhishek Kumar
            May 31, 2014 at 11:23 am
            Country never forgets Modi’s hand in 2002 riots; the violence continued till mid May with a few hundred more people dying during the latter period. Narendra Modi has repeated this lie again and again.
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              Abhishek Kumar
              May 31, 2014 at 11:23 am
              Country never forgets Modi’s hand in 2002 riots; three young Muslim boys were shot dead near the entrance of Naroda Patiya by the police at 11am on 28th February, 2002 as they were preventing the mob from entering their huntsmen.
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                Abhishek Kumar
                May 31, 2014 at 11:23 am
                Let’s remember old 2002 memories, Atal Behari Vajpayee during his visit to Gujarat was furious at the complete failure of the Government to control violence had sent KPS Gill IPS to control the situation.
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                  Abhishek Kumar
                  May 31, 2014 at 11:24 am
                  Let’s remember old 2002 memories, Gujarat burnt and the violence lasted for months, yet an unrepentant Chief Minister repeatedly claimed in his interviews that there was no failure of the State Government as they had brought sanity within 72 hours.
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                    Durgesh Nandan
                    Jun 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
                    BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, directing that the unidentified bodies of Godhra train victims should be handed over to Jaideep Patel, a non-governmental person, that too belonging to a supremacist and communal VHP to be brought to Ahmedabad where aggressive funeral processions in full public view were allowed. Modi directed this at a meeting at the Collectorate in the evening of 27.2.2002 before he returned to hinagar. Jaideep Patel was allowed to be present at an official meeting at the Collectorate. Jaideep Patel is a co-conspirator and also facing trial for m crimes in the ongoing Naroda Gaam case. Modi is specifically guilty of allowing the escalation of violence from Godhra to other parts of Gujarat and taking decisions contrary to law.
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                      Durgesh Nandan
                      Jun 1, 2014 at 11:58 am
                      BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, just look at 2002 riots , Willfully Ignoring Messages from State Intelligence about the Violent Repercussions of the RSS-VHP called ‘Mahayajna’ before the tragic Godhra incident on 27.2.2002 and deliberately not initiating precautionary measures that are imperative under Standard Operational Procedure; messages from 7.2.2002 to 25.2.2002, including specific ones that stated that batches of 2,800 and 1,900 kar sevaks had left for Faizabad-Ayodhya and had been behaving provocatively and aggressively against minorities on the way. As cabinet minister for home and chief minister, he is directly responsible MOS Home Gordhan Zadaphiya is a constant Co-Conspirator.
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                        Durgesh Nandan
                        Jun 1, 2014 at 11:58 am
                        BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, just look at 2002 riots , in stark contrast, the Amicus Curiae senior advocate Raju Ramachandran looking at the same evidence collected by the SIT, came to a contrary conclusion, stating clearly that there was evidence enough to prosecute Narendra Modi. Faced with this dilemma of two contrary essments, the Supreme Court remanded the matter to a lower Court directing SIT to file its Final Report there. The SC specifically directed that if the SIT filed a closure report, the Complainants were fully within their legal rights to file a Protest peion and access all Investigation papers/doents.
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                          Durgesh Nandan
                          Jun 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
                          BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, just look at 2002 riots, Cynically and illegally allowed Post Mortems Illegally out in the Open at the Railway Yard, Godhra where the burnt and mutilated corpses were laid in full view of an aggressive and irate crowd of RSS and VHP men and women, who were gathered there in violation of Curfew Orders @ Godhra. Deliberately allowing photographs of the burnt corpses to be taken and widely circulated by the RSS-VHP and media in general, despite it being prevented under law.
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                            Durgesh Nandan
                            Jun 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
                            BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, just look at 2002 riots, brazenly supporting the Bandh call called by the VHP and allowing the streets and public spaces of Gujarat to be used for m attacks and violence. By 12 noon on 27.2.2002, state intelligence and the police were aware of the Bandh call; the bandh was uses by the police machinery to clear the streets of ordinary citizens so that aggressive mobs could target minority potions and their establishments.
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                              Durgesh Nandan
                              Jun 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
                              BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, just look at 2002 riots, conspiring with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad to plot and allow reprisal killings all over Gujarat. The first phone call that Modi makes after DM Ravi’s fax reaches him is, not to appeal for peace and calm, but phone secretary VHP, Gujarat, Dr Jaideep Patel and direct him to Godhra. The Conspiracy between Modi and the VHP is hatched and unfurled to cynically ensure state-wide reprisal killings. Phone call records show these phone calls between PA to Modi AP Patel and Jaideep Patel immediately after the chief minister receives news of the Godhra tragedy. Phone call records made available by Rahul Sharma (IPS, Gujarat) also show that Powerful Accused was in touch with the chief minister’s office (CMO) and the landline numbers of the chief minister.
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                                Durgesh Nandan
                                Jun 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
                                BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, personally instigating individual RSS-VHP men and women at the railway yard at Godhra uring them that enough time will be allowed by the Modi-led government and administration to extract a revenge for Godhra.
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                                  Durgesh Nandan
                                  Jun 1, 2014 at 11:58 am
                                  BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, the Zakia Jafri Criminal Complaint against Narendra Modi and 59 Others was ordered to be investigated by the Supreme Court. Zakia Jafri & CJP have been attempting to get serious criminal charges registered and investigated since 8.6.2006. The Special Investigation team (SIT) originally asked to further investigate None Major Trials was igned the task (27.4.2009). Amicus Curiae were also appointed to ist the Court. The SIT in its reports from 2010 arrived at the conclusion that while several of the allegations were found to be correct, there was not sufficient material to prosecute the accused.
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                                    Durgesh Nandan
                                    Jun 1, 2014 at 11:58 am
                                    BJP should respect people verdict but never forget congress is only secular political party in country, the fact that Modi can claim a clean-chit despite the cold blooded murder of over a thousand innocent citizens and still be adulated by lakhs of lumpen elements all over the country shows the success of the devious and vicious propaa machinery.
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