Several issues, including the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vaccination drive, will also be discussed at the meeting, a BJP leader.
- The meeting is scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm in the NDMC convention centre
- This will be the first physical meeting of the BJP’s national executive following pandemic outbreak last year
- BJP chief JP Nadda will kick start the national executive meeting with the inaugural address
New Delhi: The BJP which faced drubbing in some states in the recent bypolls will meet on Sunday to chalk out a strategy for Assembly elections in five states next year.
The BJP national executive meeting will review its affairs in states like West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan where the saffron party failed to bag a single seat that went to bypolls and the Congress put up a stellar show.
Several other issues, including the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccination drive, reduction in fuel taxes and the revival in economic activities, will also be discussed at the meeting, a BJP leader.
BJP chief JP Nadda will kick start the national executive meeting with the inaugural address, PTI reported.
PM Narendra Modi is likely to deliver the valedictory address at the meet. He is expected to review the party’s stand on a range of key issues besides setting the tone for BJP’s preparedness for the upcoming Assembly polls.
Elections in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, and Congress-ruled Punjab, are slated to be held early next year.
The meeting, scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm in the NDMC convention centre, will be the first physical meeting of the BJP’s newly revamped national executive following the pandemic outbreak last year.
The party is also likely to pass resolutions praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 100-crore vaccination milestone and his successful foreign visits and other development initiatives.
The recent bypoll results in three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly seats spread across 13 states and a Union territory are likely to be the main focus of the meeting.
The BJP faced a crushing defeat in its ruling state Himachal by losing three Assembly seats and lone Lok Sabha seat to the Congress. The saffron party however, bagged all five seats – that went to polls – with its ally in Assam and also registered a victory in the lone Lok Sabha and two of the three Assembly seats at stake in Madhya Pradesh.