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BJP National Executive to focus on expanding base

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015,22:01 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Bengaluru | Expansion of BJP’s base in states where it is weak, like South, and ways to propagate the work of the NDA government will be the main focus of the party’s two-day National Executive meeting beginning here on April 3, the first since it came to power last year. The conclave will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will camp here for three days, party President Amit Shah and other top leaders, like L K Advani.
The meeting of the recently-revamped National Executive will be preceded by the Office-Bearers’ meeting here tomorrow.
Besides its 111 members, some permanent and special invitees of the National Executive, including chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states, state presidents and all former chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of BJP will also be present at the two-day meet beginning on Friday.
We will be adopting an action plan to expand the party’s base…particularly seven states – Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, BJP General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao told reporters here today. The Executive, which last met in August when it ratified the appointment of Amit Shah as party chief, was planned to be held here in January but put off as Modi was preoccupied with preparations for the visit of US President Barack Obama.
Rao said the action plan would also address the issue of making the party powerful and Number One organisation in these states. In the last elections we have garnered significant percentage of votes, but becoming powerful and number one party in these weak states is the target with which we will be going ahead. So, for that an action plan will be finalised in this meeting, he said.
The meeting would also discuss an action plan to reach out to people on the achievements of Narendra Modi government. The meeting also will discuss how to reach out to people – taking the achievements of the government under Narendra Modi, particularly pro-farmers and pro-youth. All these issues will be discussed threadbare and action plan be prepared, he said.
The highlight of the first day’s deliberations will be the Presidential speech by Shah followed by discussions on the foreign policy resolution.
The conclave is expected to hail the initiatives taken by Modi, including his outreach to neighbours, and with major powers like the US. In the evening, Modi will address a public rally.
On Saturday, the discussions on political resolution will revolve around economic situation and the steps taken by the government to revive growth and restore investor-confidence.
The conclave will conclude with valedictory address by the Prime Minister. Advani and Shah will also address the meeting that day.
Briefing reporters ahead of the conclave, BJP General Secretary P Murlidhar Rao said, The meeting also will discuss how to reach out to people – taking the achievements of the government under Narendra Modi, particularly pro-farmers and pro-youth. All these issues will be discussed threadbare and action plan be prepared.
The meeting will be adopting an action plan to expand the party’s base…particularly seven states – Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Rao said the action plan would also address the issue of making the party powerful and Number One organisation in these states.
In the last elections we have garnered significant percentage of votes, but becoming powerful and number one party in these weak states is the target with which we will be going ahead. So, for that an action plan will be finalised in this meeting, he said. Rao said before adopting an action plan, it would discuss the future consolidation of the BJP.
After our party became the largest political outfit in the world by breaking the record previously held by the Communist Party of China, the meeting will discuss about the future consolidation of the party, he said.
The meeting would work out plans to celebrate next year the centenary of the Deendayal Upadhyaya, stalwart of erstwhile Jan Sangh, the forerunner of the present day BJP. He was a revered icon of Integral Humanism. He was an ideologue and a guiding force for an alternative model of governance and politics, Rao said.