Amit Shah Lead BJP To Fight 2019 General Elections: 10 Points

Amit Shah Lead BJP To Fight 2019 General Elections: 10 Points

Amit Shah Lead BJP To Fight 2019 General Elections: Sources(file image)

New Delhi: The BJP chief gave a point by point rebuttal of the combined opposition's attack on the government, in the rally happening at the capital and said, "Mahagathbandhanis an eyewash, an illusion based on falsehood". Mr Shah, who is likely to continue as the party chief said that the party would win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with a bigger number. The BJP chief however, cautioned the party workers and said, "We should not be complacent." The party has decided fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Mr Shah. Dilip Ghosh, the Bengal BJP chief has confirmed to NDTV that the party's internal polls, to select a new leader, will be deferred as Amit Shah's term as president ends in January 2019. The party's stratergy will also be formulated for the state assembly polls and the Lok Sabha elections. All the national leadership, key leaders from all states and union territories and office bearers will be attending the government.

Here's 10 points to the story:

1. Amit shah declared that the Bhartiya Janata Party will next year return to power with a bigger victory than 2014, after inaugurating the two-day meeting in the capital. The party called the meeting to discuss the party's preparations ahead of elections in four states and the national election next year.

2. The party adopted a new slogan, "Ajey BJP" (Invincible BJP) at the meeting of the national office bearers and also presidents of its state units. The BJP president told everyone to work for the party's victory in the five states and a decision was taken to give extra emphasis on the elections in Telangana, which is expected to go polls with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, according to the party sources. 

3. In the middle of signs of unrest among the upper castes over its push for pro-ST/SC laws, the Bhartiya Janata Party set a two-day meeting of its key decision-making body here starting Saturday. 

4. PM Modi will address the meeting on Sunday. The meeting is anticipated to highlight the PM Modi government's steps for "social justice" and "economic successes". 

5. The party chose the Ambedkar International Centre as the venue of the meeting, in order to to reach out to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

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6. "There has been an attempt to create confusion regarding SC/ST issue, but that won't cause any impact on 2019 elections", Mr Shah told the office bearers, reported news agency ANI.

7. The party will have to balance acts, as groups claiming to represent the upper castes, which is th party's crucial vote bank, have been  against the government's decision to restore the original and stringent provisions of a law on atrocities, after the Supreme Court had relaxed those. On Thursday, the groups had called a "Bharat Bandh".

8. The sources of the party said that the National Register of Citizens will also come up for discussion at the national executive meet.

9. PM Modi has often cited his government's pro-poor programmes and push for laws to empower the Dalits and Other Backward Classes as an evidence of its work for "social justice", a theme likely to be picked by the BJP national executive.

10. This will be first such meeting after the demise of legendary leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Mr Hussain said that the executive will pay tribute to the former prime minister. 

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