BJP’s 2-day national council meeting begins from today


New Delhi: The Modi government’s “social justice” plank with its outreach to Dalits, backward classes and general category is likely to be a key theme at the BJP’s two-day national council meeting starting Friday afternoon, as the party looks to set the tone for its Lok Sabha poll campaign

BJP president Amit Shah will inaugurate the meeting, the biggest ever for its national council with the party expecting participation of close to 12,000 members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the concluding speech on Saturday, laying down the agenda for the general elections

Sources said the council may pass three resolutions, highlighting the government’s “successes” on various fronts ranging from economy to social justice and also dwell at length on the prevailing political scenario

Senior BJP leaders were tight-lipped on whether the Ram temple issue will find a mention in the meeting but some delegates said that the party may refer to it amid demands by Hindutva organisations, including its ideological parent RSS, for a law to construct a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The party has invited its all elected members, ranging from those in local elections to its MPs, besides organisational leaders from across the country, for the meeting.

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