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BJP holds first National Executive after Pandemic

BJP holds first National Executive after Pandemic

BJP, on Sunday, held their first National Executive meeting after the Pandemic. Prime Minister, Home Minister, Defense Minister, BJP National President, UP Chief Minister among several others who attended the meeting at NDMC center in New Delhi.

BJP National Executive meeting which was held on Sunday after a period of two years and the first after a new executive was set up by current National President J.P. Nadda kept the upcoming Assembly Polls front and center of its agenda. Nadda set targets to strengthen the party’s organizational reach in poll-bound States and gave a pep talk to leaders on how the “best was yet to come”.

The meeting was attended by all the top guns of the Bharatiya Janata Party which include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, BJP National President J.P. Nadda, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Ministers like Dharmendra Pradhan and Anurag Thakur. 124 members of the BJP’s National Executive which also includes invitees and special invitees were physically present for the meeting while several others attended the meeting virtually all across the country.

In the party’s first National Executive meeting after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and held in hybrid mode, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tabled the 18-point political resolution which touched upon various landmark initiatives taken by the Modi government. Lauding the Prime Minister over issues like handling of the COVID situation and the inoculation drive, stand on climate change, and the recent reduction of the excise duty on petrol and diesel, the resolution predicted a big win for the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur, and Goa. Sharing the details of the resolution, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the resolution specifically mentions that “we shall ensure the party’s victory in upcoming assembly elections”. There is positive, energetic, and unconditional support from the national executive to ensure the party’s victory in upcoming assembly elections, she said.

Keeping in mind Punjab, which is going to Elections next year, Nadda also reached out to Sikhs, who are in majority in poll-bound Punjab that is the most affected by the anti-agri law protests, by listing a number of measures the Modi government has taken for the community. “No one has done as much work as our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has done in the interest of Sikh brothers,” he said and mentioned steps like FCRA registration given to Golden temple in Amritsar, opening up of Kartarpur corridor, removal of names of 314 Sikhs from the black list and expediting action against 1984 riots accused.

Taking a strong note of political violence in TMC-ruled West Bengal against BJP workers, Nadda said, “I want to make it clear through the party’s national executive that we are not going to sit quietly. We will fight a decisive battle for the party workers democratically in Bengal and lotus will bloom in the state.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took a dig at Congress and other family-dominated opposition parties, drawing a sharp contrast with BJP, he said, this is what makes BJP different and this is also where Cadres derive energy and commitment from. He also said BJP was distinct because it was defined by Sewa, Sankalp, and Samarpan (Service, Resolve, and Commitment) and does not revolve around a family. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid mode with State leaders attending virtually including senior leaders like L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. All members had to register digitally for the conference, and of the 346 members in the national executive, 342 were attending.

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