He defended the BJP’s decision to join hands with the PDP in 2015, saying the fractured mandate did not give any other option. Not doing an experiment thinking that it will not succeed is not progressive politics, he said.
The programme was attended by Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, industrialist Ratan Tata, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu.
Addressing the conclave, Rahul said, “In a way, India has been enslaved by two or three leaders of the BJP and the RSS…. The entire Opposition…are getting united and you will see (the results) in the next six or seven months, or one year.”
Union minister Nitin Gadkari met actor Nana Patekar, MD & CEO of Yes Bank Rana Kapoor, and actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan in Mumbai. During a visit to Pullela Gopichand’s academy, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met trainees there and explained the government’s initiatives.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served as PM between 1998-2004, slowly withdrew from public life as his health deteriorated and has been confined to his residence for many years.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, has been admitted to AIIMS Monday morning for a routine checkup on the advice of his doctors.
Speaking at a rally at Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, which goes to polls later this year, Shah said he was confident that Chief Minister Raman Singh’s government will return.
While exuding confidence in winning the elections, the BJP chief said, “BJP will win the Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh with a larger margin. We will win 65 seats in the 90-member Assembly. The Congress will be decimated.”
BJP chief Amit Shah will attend the party’s ‘Vikas Yatra’ campaign, which seeks to highlight the achievements of the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh in the past 15 years, at Ambikapur in Surguja district on Sunday.
Both Shatrughan Sinha and Yashwant Sinha have for all practical purposes left the party. If the elderly are back in the BJP, it may face a disadvantage in presenting a youthful presence.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided not to go on the back foot about demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax instead, will take the impact of the reforms to the people to further its anti-corruption plank in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The Sena president announced the name of Sriniwas Wanga, the son of late BJP MP Chintaman Wanga, as the party candidate for the Palghar Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 polls.
Amit Shah’s meeting with Badals comes in the backdrop of strained ties of BJP with some of its allies. A section of SAD leadership has been complaining that the BJP, which came to power in 2014 with an absolute majority, had not been giving due respect to the alliance partners.
Shah had presented a booklet containing the achievements of the BJP-led central government in the last four years to the Bollywood icon during the meeting that lasted for 40 minutes.
The BJP has launched the ‘sampark for samarthan’ (contact for support) exercise to mark the fourth anniversary of the Modi government as it prepares for the 2019 polls.