While getting out of Karnataka, BJP has now turned its focus to Odisha. And the latest reports suggest that PM Narendra Modi is all set to address a rally in Cuttack on 26th May to mark it as the 4th anniversary of Modi government.
The announcement came when BS Yeddyurappa resigned as CM after failing to prove his majority in the state. The president Amit Shah’s comment that the ‘golden period would not come for the party till it won in the states like Odisha, Kerala, and WB, this announcement is the proof of the importance of Odisha in party’s scheme of things for the 2019 elections.
No doubt, the state is utmost important for BJP for two reasons, initially the party has been in the power, though only in alliance with BJD (Biju Janata Dal)for 9 years and it is seen as one of the states where it can gain few Lok Sabha seats to offset the losses that can be expected to suffer in UP, Gujarat, MP and Chhattisgarh. Another reason the party is banking on an undercurrent of anti-incumbency against Naveen Patnaik government that has controlled the state continuously for 18 years.
PM’s rally is important because it strengthens the BJP’s scarcely efforts to turn back to the glorious past of state, a trick that had paid rich dividends in Assam polls last year. What would be Mr. Modi’s visit after coming to power, the PM would list all the achievements of the government in last 4 years and would ask for the final assessment from the Naveen government for 18 years in power.
Well, it is clear that BJP is in no mood to walk over to the BJD in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
While preparing high for the 2019 general elections both PM and BJP President has planned to meet the BJYM leaders. The two are much eager for youth support and invited all the state presidents of its youth wing. While the aim behind the meeting is not out yet, the sources said that the leaders want direct feedback, of the political situation in states and want to give instructions to chase, youngsters to vote for 2019 elections.
It is also said that BJYM leaders will interact Modi and Amit Shah on Thursday.
“Our members have been giving ground level feedback which has to be communicated to top leaders” – UP BJYM chief Subhash Yaduvansh said.
It is also revealed that BJP leaders want to strengthen their youth wing to attract young voters aging between 18-35 through campaigns and social media.
Chief Subhash Yaduvansh said that BJYM has around 30 lakh members and it targets to establish units in 70,000 polling booths in the upcoming months. They are ready with a plan and agree that the use of social media is the key to reach the youngsters.
No doubt, BJYM has played a key role in hosting different programmes and was recently engaged in managing the exhibitions to celebrate the 20th year of Pokhran-II conducted during ABV (Atal Bihari Vajpayee) regime in 1988.
Beside this unparalleled and unprecedented win, PM Narendra Modi, today assure that his government won’t let the Karnataka’s development to be stamped on. The party has emerged as the single largest party but fall short of the majority in the assembly, the other party .i.e. congress and JD(s) will work together to form the new government.
Addressing the party leaders Mr. Modi said – “I want to assure the people of Karnataka that the BJP will not allow the state’s development journey to be trampled upon. It will not lag behind for ensuring the state a bright future.”
Attacking the lies, Prime minister said that BJP has formed its government in non-Hindi speaking states like Assam, Maharashtra and other states. He further said that citizens of Karnataka have given an appropriate reply to those with distorted thinking.
Quoting the response of people in his rallies in which they request him to continue speaking in his language, Mr. Modi said some ‘fissiparous force’ may not like him and interestingly they should know the mood of the masses.
While addressing, he also praised BJP president Amit Shah in contributing his constant excellent strategies making the party to win one after another.
While campaigning for the assembly election 2018 is all set to end 48 hours before the voting, the star campaigners from both the parties are planning to hold more road shows across the state. Congress President Rahul Gandhi will continue his campaign in the state.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to address public in Bangarapet early morning. Besides this, he has also planned to hold 4 rallies in state following by 1:30 pm in Chikmagalur, 4:30 pm in Belagavi and 7:30 pm in Bidar.
With only 2 days left with the voting, BJP President Amit Shah will hold 6 road shows in the state.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi will hit the trail today in Karnataka, 2 years after she quit an election rally, she will speak at Vijayapura – where PM Modi had also addressed the rally.
Having started with the campaign, Mr. Modi is scheduled to hold 21 rallies before 9th may. The state will go on polls on 12th may to elect the representatives, and the result will be out on 15th May 2018.
PM Modi will lead the lawmakers of the BJP in the fast today to protest against the washout which the party blames on the Congress. While during the fast Mr. Modi will also continue his work and attend meetings, he will also be visiting TN for the opening of the Defence Expo.
In addition, in the audio message, he also requests the BJP parliamentarians and legislators to participate in fast and to expose people who had throttled the democracy by interrupting the budget session.
He further said –
“Those who couldn’t gain power in 2014, don’t want the country to move forward. They didn’t let parliament work for a single day. They killed democracy and we will observe the fast to expose them in front of the world”.
BJP President Amit Shah will sit on protest in Hubli where elections will be held on 12th May 2018. Earlier, the Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi had also observed a day’s fat to protest against the violence during Bharat bandh called by Dalit groups.
Their fast duration made headlines for certain wrong reasons, some of their leaders including Delhi Chief Ajay Maken were noticed having a breakfast at a restaurant that was gone viral on social media.
BJP MP’s lead by Mr. Modi will sit on a fast tomorrow i.e. 12the April 2018, to protest budget session washout. With the long day fast, he will continue with his work engagements including holding meetings and clearing files. Addressing the public at the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s fast at Champaran in Bihar yesterday, Modi claimed that opposition parties, created hurdles for the NDA, while it was focusing on the upliftment of weaker sections. Both Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will have a long day fast tomorrow, over the interference during budget sessions of the parliament.
BJP had announced in the last week that its MP’s from both houses would observe fast on 12th April irrespective of their district headquarters. Amit Shah who is a diabetic patient is advised to go against fasting and will have two hours dharna at Hubli in Karnataka on Thursday. Besides this, BJP MP Bhupendra Yadav will observe fast in Ajmer and media convenor Anil Baluni in Dehradun.
PM Narendra Modi asked BJP MP’s to focus on backward and Poor’s of the country and to make them aware of the welfare schemes by the government. He further said that BJP MP’s should spend time in backward areas, listen to the issue of people and ensure that they deliver the government programmes.
BJP national president Amit Shah and Mr. Modi were the main speakers in the meeting that included BJP MP’s from the house of parliament at the party headquarters. Apart from the two, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and other MP’s also shared their views.
Tomar stated that BJP would organize different programmes from 14th April to 5th May to describe schemes of the government in several areas. Modi also asked the members to make the best use of technology to spread a message across the areas.
Amit Shah stated – “The Opposition is dejected due to losses in poll after poll and is spreading misinformation.”
He further said that BJP has defeated other parties in ten stated due to Modi’s charisma, policies and booth-level workers. Both Shah and Modi asked members to work on improving and strengthening booth committees in their area.
Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, expressed his excitement and happiness on the win in Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya, calling them a clear win for unity.
He said -“I’m not looking at the results in the north-east as the victory or loss of any political party. The whole nation was celebrating the results and this rarely happens.”
He further added – “The brothers and sisters of the northeast have rejected the politics of hate by unanimously voting the BJP to power”.
The convention was titled as the ‘Youth Power: A Vision for New India’. It was well organized to mark the silver jubilee celebration of the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram in Tumakuru.
On the win, he said that people there earlier were feeling cut off from the mainstream because of the decisions that separated them, but Modi’s government has been working continuously to wipe off this feeling.
Modi said – “Our government has resolved to work in such a way that no part of the country and no group feels alienated and we have proved this by working towards it,” he said. “This wave of integration can also be felt among the people of Karnataka.”
He further said that the assembly polls have created a winning atmosphere in the entire country. The polls also brought a reason for the country to celebrate the happiness of the people living in the state.
While addressing the Mukhyamantri Parishad of 19 states in New Delhi, BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on nourishing and strengthening the organization and reaching out the voters more effectively. To improve the chances of winning in 2019, nearly 14 BJP CM’s and 5 deputy CMS have been elected to ensure central welfare schemes for a weaker section in different rural areas within timeframes to get the benefits during election time.
The result of the recent elections indicated that the party was not so strong in some areas. Therefore, the meeting is underlined, to make a better coordination between the BJP and Centre ruled states to work on the welfare schemes like health insurance, rural electrification etc.
Raman Singh (Chhattisgarh CM) said that BJP President Amit Shah focused on the mechanism to make health insurance in the budget to the people as soon as possible. In addition, PM Modi has also promised that every family will own a house by 2022.
Modi himself is underlining the meetings and PM’s office is keeping a check on the progress.
Narendra Modi was unforgiving in criticizing Congress in Parliament on issues ranging from ‘dynasty politics’, ‘scams’, ‘negligent governance’ to problems created due to ‘hasty’ bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh which wants special status. However, he also reached out to the Opposition on suggestions for making schemes like Ayushman Bharat a success.
He claimed the real NPAs were 82% and not 36%, as the previous Congress-led regime “had wrongly claimed” and that the total advance made by banks rose from Rs 18 lakh crore to Rs 52 lakh crore.
He also addressed several issues from the past blaming congress for the mess created in the history. ‘How can one of the leaders say India got democracy due to Pandit Nehru and Congress party? Is this their reading of India’s history? What arrogance is this?’
Country is suffering due to the ‘wrong’ policies of Congress since Independence; party spent time singing paeans to one family instead of focusing on people’s welfare.
On Kashmir PM said: Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first PM, a part of Kashmir would not have been under control of Pakistan.