Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, and all CMs of BJP-led states gather at the BJP headquarter for a strategy meeting in New Delhi. The meeting was focused on the strategy for the upcoming 2019 elections and the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan which are to be conducted later this year.
The party indicated on Tuesday that the main agenda for 2019 polls would be the developmental work and identity politics. While briefing the media persons, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said that the party member renewed their commitment towards bringing back PM Modi with a stronger majority, during the meeting.
Party President Amit Shah listed center’s initiatives. It also included National Register Of Citizens(NRC) in Assam and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which were tabled in Lok Sabha in 2016. Both are controversial enough to create a hype in identity politics.
The amendments to the Citizenship Act, 1955, seek to allow citizenship status to some “persecuted minorities” — Hindus, Christians, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains — from the neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residency.
“The BJP’s stance on NRC is clear — there is no place for foreign infiltrators in this country,” said Singh, as per Shah’s speech. He added that India should accept Hindus who flee countries like Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Moreover, the CMs of the party-ruled states discussed the flagship programmes of the government with all the details about their implementation in the states.
Both the party president Amit Shah and PM Modi encouraged all the Chief Ministers to campaign on the NDA government’s legislative achievements — passage of the Bill, seeking constitutional status for the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), amendments to the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
“The constitutional status for the backward classes commission was a long-pending demand. Despite its majority in the past Lok Sabhas, Congress could not get it done for generations,” said Singh.