New Delhi [India]: During the first day of the two-day-long Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meeting (NEM) in New Delhi on Monday, attendees discussed a nine-point political resolution, moved by Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, sources said.
As per party sources, during the first day of the national executive meeting, Union Law Minister and party leader proposed a nine-point political resolution, which was seconded by Uttar Pradesh’s Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya along with Karnataka’s State Minister Govind Karjol. Union minister Kiren Rijiju highlighted several instances in the resolution accusing the opposition parties of running a negative campaign against the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing a press conference at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that various topics were discussed during the meeting today which included the discussion on the Opposition’s derogatory remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, G20, and Assembly elections.
“Today a briefing has been held on how the activities of the 4 states are progressing which include Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Karnataka,” she said.
“There have been detailed discussions over 9 points introduced in the resolution for this year’s NEC. The first discussion was on how opposition parties are using abusive language for attacking PM Modi ji,” Sitharaman said.
Accusing the Opposition of continuously running negative campaigns against the BJP and PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Supreme Court “crushed” their campaigns and “exposed them”.
“Opposition continuously ran negative campaigns against BJP and used abusive language to attack PM on many issues like Pegasus, Rafael deal, Enforcement Directorate money laundering, Central Vista, Economic basis-reservations, Demonetisation. All these cases were fought in court and judgement has been in favour of the central govt. SC crushed Opposition’s negative campaigns and exposed them through legal responses,” she said.
JP Nadda during the National Executive meeting said that the party has to win all nine state elections this year and then general elections in 2024.
BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday briefed the media persons about party president JP Nadda’s speech on the first day of the National Executive meeting.
Addressing a press conference, Prasad said, “BJP chief JP Nadda said 2023 is very important and we have to fight and win nine state elections this year and then general elections in 2024.”
Prasad said Nadda called upon the entire executive to gear up for the elections to ensure victory in all nine States.
“BJP chief also discussed recently concluded polls and that Gujarat’s victory was historic and unprecedented. About Himachal polls, he said that we were supposed to change the tradition of changing government but we could not do that,” Prasad said.
He said 72,000 booths were marked in 100 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country where BJP was weak and where the party had to reach. “But reached 1.30 lakh booths and make people aware of the policies of the party,” Prasad said.
He said in the BJP National Executive meeting, Nadda highlighted the Panch Pran given by PM Modi which includes freedom from traces of the colonial past, holding pride in Indian tradition, commitment to making a developed India, unity in diversity, and making citizens responsible towards the nation.
Prasad said that on the occasion of the completion of 200 years of Dayanand Saraswati, birth, BJP will organise a grand programme in February.
He said the BJP chief also highlighted the work culture of New India citing the example of the COVID vaccination programme.
“Putting an end to the past of slavery, we changed the ‘Rajpath’ which lasted for 75 years to ‘Kartavya Path’. Taking pride in our traditions, we built the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, Mahakal Lok Corridor, restored the glory of Kedarnath and now the Ram Mandir,” the BJP leader said.
Quoting JP Nadda, Prasad said the BJP chief remarked that India has overtaken Britain to become the world’s fifth-largest economy. Not only that, India has become the second largest manufacturer of mobile phones and more than 95 per cent of mobile phones used in the country are made in India.
He said Nadda highlighted the fact that India is making semi-high-speed trains. India’s fintech movement now contributes to 40 per cent of digital transactions worldwide.
“This shows our resolve towards Make in India and making a developed India. Our resolution of a developed India seems to be coming true,” he said.
Quoting Nadda, Prasad said Defence deals during the BJP government are being done with complete honesty. “Border roads have been built up to 3,600 kms while the Defence Minister of Congress did not want to do so,” Prasad said.
Prasad said Nadda suggested that the BJP machinery learn from the Gujarat polls victory. He said Nadda asserted that BJP workers are working hard in Telangana and the party is confident to register a victory in the southern State.
“During his address in the National Executive meeting, Nadda noted that it is for the first time that India’s President comes from a tribal community and the deprived class has been respected by our party,” he said.
Ravi Shankar Prasad also cleared the buzz about the extension of the BJP president Nadda’s tenure. He said, “There was no discussion on Nadda’s tenure as BJP president which is scheduled to end this month.“
The two-day National Executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) started on Monday at the NDMC Convention Centre in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda, Union Ministers including Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled States and other senior party leaders also participated at the key meeting.