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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