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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: Party President Amit Shah also said that we will win 2019 polls and after 2019 polls victory, nobody will be able to remove us for next 50 years. We are not saying this out of pride but on basis of our work: Prasad

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: PM Modi said that the party wants development. We will strengthen each polling booth and will win the 2019 polls. We haven’t taken rest since 2014: Prasad

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: PM Modi used three powerful words to describe Mahagathbandhan; netritva ka pata nahi, neeti aspashth, neeyat brasht: Prasad

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: Those who were a failure in government are a failure in opposition. The BJP has done great work in the past four years and our performance in the last 48 months will be judged against Congress’ performance in the 48 years of their rule: Prasad

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: I am from Gujarat and it is the same place Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel were born. We have no arrogance but we use power as a tool to improve the lives of the People: Ravi Shankar Prasad quoted Narendra Modi as saying.

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: The opposition has been fighting on lies. No party will ever accept Congress’ leadership: Prasad

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: About Mahagathbandhan, Narendra Modi said that it has no leader, no policy and no strategy: Prasad

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: Attacking the opposition, Prasad said that the ones who could see eye-to-eye and the ones who had no political ideology to work together are today getting together to defeat the BJP.

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: At the BJP National Executive meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released slogan ‘Ajeya Bharat, Atal Bharat’ ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the slogan was a tribute to late former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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    BJP National Executive Meet Live Updates: PM Modi emphasised on ‘Ajeya Bharat, Atal Bhajpa’- BJP readies itself for 2019 polls.

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday passed a political resolution and vowed to build a “New India” by 2022. Briefing the media, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee calling a powerful phrase in his honour, “Ajeya Bharat, Atal BJP”.

“PM Modi ji paid tribute to Atal ji and called a powerful phrase in his honour,’ Ajeya Bharat, Atal BJP’. An India which is not to be subjugated by anyone and BJP which remains firmly committed to its principle,” he said, adding it will be the slogan for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh passed a political resolution which praised PM Modi’s ‘Vision 2022’ , and talked about ‘New India’ and a ‘poverty-free India’ where no one will be left shelterless.

Giving details about the developments that took place in the meeting, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that party leadership discussed the works done in the 19 BJP-ruled states. He further exuded confidence that the party will return to power in 2019 with a bigger majority.

The prime minister is expected to touch on various issues including the ongoing fuel price hike and the party’s strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Top party leaders, including PM Modi and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, were in attendance on Saturday as party president Amit Shah, in his inaugural address, launched an all-out offensive against opposition terming the proposed “maha-gathbandhan” (grand alliance) of the BJP’s rivals as an “illusion” and “eyewash”, and accused the Congress of “breaking India”, while the Narendra Modi government worked for “making India”.

Such an alliance would make no difference to the BJP’s fortunes and the party’s win in 2019 was certain, he said, adding that it would return to power in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and emerge victorious in Mizoram and Telangana.

The BJP will win in all the 19 states where it is in power and will also do well in the Opposition-ruled states due to anti-incumbency, Shah claimed.

Claiming that party would return to power in 2019 with a bigger mandate than what it got it 2014, Shah accused the Congress-led Opposition of practising the “poisonous” politics of caste, appeasement and malice against the Modi government, even though they had been facing defeats in elections.

BJP National Executive Meet: Modi Govt Working For Making India, Congress For Breaking India, Says Amit Shah

BJP National Executive Meet: Modi Govt Working For Making India, Congress For Breaking India, Says Amit Shah

Shah also touched on the issues of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the “triple talaq” bill, while making a passing reference to the rivals’ attack on his party over Dalit issues, but avoided the topic of fuel price rise and the reported anger of the upper castes over the BJP’s support to pro-Dalit laws.

Not a single infiltrator will be allowed into India, he said, noting that the party had been consistent in its support to the NRC, with its national executive making a mention of it as many as nine times in the past.

Shah sought to build a narrative about his party around the theme of development, especially targeting the poor, and nationalism, while painting the Opposition as those sympathising with “urban Naxals”.

The Opposition was standing “shamelessly” with those accused of conspiring to kill Prime Minister Modi, giving financial assistance to Naxals and buying weapons, he said, in his first comments on the recent arrest of certain activists for allegedly hobnobbing with Maoists.

Shah praised Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who was present at the meeting, for the police action against the activists.

BJP Defers Organisational Polls, Amit Shah to Remain Party President Till 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

BJP Defers Organisational Polls, Amit Shah to Remain Party President Till 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

“People will never forgive it (Opposition) for this crime,” he said, according to an official statement.

The meeting is being held at Ambedkar International Centre, which works to promote the works and ideas of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar. The BJP has given meeting venue place a theme of “Sadaiv Atal”, in the memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away last month.

The meeting comes against the backdrop of signs of unrest among upper castes, a core support base of the saffron party, over its push for pro-Dalit laws to woo the backward community.

The BJP will have to do a balancing act as groups claiming to represent the upper castes, its core vote bank, have been protesting the government’s decision to restore the original and stringent provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and tribals, after the Supreme Court had relaxed those. The groups had called a “Bharat Bandh” Thursday.