- The meeting will be attended by 124 national executive members
- Several Chief Ministers are expected to join the meet virtually
- Assembly elections will be held early next year in five states
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda will attend the party’s national executive meeting — the first since the pandemic broke — this morning. The discussion is expected to be on the election strategy in five states that will vote next year.
PM Modi is expected to deliver a key address at the meeting, which will be attended by 124 national executive members. Several Chief Ministers and members from different states are expected to join the meet virtually, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said.
“In view of the ongoing COVID-19 protocols, all state presidents, state general secretaries (organisation) and national executive members of that respective state will attend the meeting virtually from their respective state party offices,” the BJP said in a communication to all its state units.
The bypoll results in three Lok Sabha and 29 assembly seats across 13 states and a Union Territory may weigh on the minds of the party leadership. The Congress winning the Lok Sabha bypoll and three assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh — a state ruled by the BJP — has caused concern in the party ranks.
The party, however, did well in the northeast, winning all nine seats, and Madhya Pradesh.
At the venue of the national executive meeting, the party will hold exhibitions about the government’s “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” programmes and pro-poor measures like providing free grains to the poor and the Covid vaccination exercise, reported news agency Press Trust of India.
The party will also highlight its efforts to help people during the pandemic.
Assembly elections will be held early next year in five states — Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur. Elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat will be held in late 2022. Except Punjab, the BJP is in power in all these states.