Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah gave to party-ruled states a five–year time-bound programme for realisation of his idea of the ‘New India’ and spelt out the strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Modi had very comprehensive discussions with 13 chief ministers and five deputy chief ministers, and gave us valuable inputs and guidance on how to work for the ‘New India,’’ UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh told reporters here after the meeting yesterday in the capital. Adityanath also said a decision was taken to launch a campaign to expose what he called the anti-poor and anti-OBC face of the Congress in blocking passage of the Bill to give constitutional status to the backward classes commission.
The meeting, which was also attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, took stock of the development and social welfare scheme being implemented in the BJP-ruled states. Digital India and rural infrastructure were given special focus during the meeting, Mr Singh said. Besides Mr Adityanath and Mr Singh, other chief ministers who attended the meetings included Assam’s Sarbananda Sonowal, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Haryana’s Manohar Lal, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje
The BJP had last week called senior cabinet ministers and allocated them the party's work in different states for the Mission 360 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The senior ministers on August 17 had apprised Mr Shah of the ongoing work of their respective ministries at a meeting held at the party headquarters, ahead of the likely Cabinet reshuffle this month.