CLOSE ON the heels of its two-day national executive meet which took place in Allahabad recently, the BJP is set to hold its state executive meeting in July in Moradabad. This will be the first state-level meet since Keshav Prasad Maurya took over the reins as the party’s state unit president.
While Maurya has announced July 9-10 as the dates for the meeting, sources in the party said these could be changed as a lot of marriages take place during that period.
“July 6 to July 14 are auspicious days for marriage. All the hotels and guest houses are booked in advance and it will be difficult to make arrangements for the stay of members including party national office bearers and Union ministers who would come for the meeting. Hence, suggestion has been made to change the dates,” said a BJP leader form the western region.
While BJP national leaders hailing from UP are set to attend the meet, sources said their national president Amit Shah is also likely to address the gathering. It will be around this time that by-election to fill the post of mayor in Moradabad will be likely held.
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During the two-day meeting, BJP will also discuss the resolutions passed during the national executive meet held earlier this week. More such meetings will be held at the level of regional and district units to communicate the message of national executive among the grassroots workers.
Maurya said that the party was gearing up for the 2017 assembly elections with several programmes in mind and these include booth sammelans. Two of these — covering Kanpur-Bundelkhand and Braj regions — have already been addressed by Amit Shah earlier this month. Shah is going to hold booth sammelans of Awadh region in Barabanki on June 27 followed by Meerut (western region) on June 30, Basti (Gorakhpur region) on July 1 and Jaunpur (Kashi region) the following day.
These meetings will be attended by booth presidents, sector coordinators, district presidents, former district presidents, MPs, former MPs, MLAs, former MLAs and local mayor. Maurya said that training programmes for party workers will be held from July 15 to July 30.
Speaking on the issue of alleged migration of Hindu families in Kairana, Maurya said that the party’s probe panel that had visited the area Wednesday submitted its report to the state leadership Thursday, which the party will discuss with the media after handing it over to Governor Ram Naik Friday.
On the suspension of Gorakhpur SSP Anant Dev after a Samajwadi Party leader’s son was reportedly beaten up in police custody, Maurya accused the state government of adopting “double standards”. “The Gorakhpur SSP was immediately suspended but no action was taken against the SSP of Mathura despite large scale violence in Jawahar Bagh,” he said.