BJP Meet: The ruling party launched a scathing attack on the Opposition.
Setting the tone for the 2019 parliamentary election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, coined a new slogan, 'Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP', highlighting his party's commitment to its core values and the country's progress and forward march under its rule.
BJP party president Amit Shah told office bearers that the BJP will get "absolute majority" in the 2019 assembly elections, during the national meeting yesterday.
The meeting was attended by national office bearers and state BJP presidents who discussed the party's preparations ahead of elections in four states and the national election next year.
As the BJP members adopted "Ajey BJP" as a slogan, remembering the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also tweeted, "This is the first National Executive meet of BJP without Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji".
At the second day of the BJP national executive meet today at Ambedkar International Centre, in the national capital, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh moved BJP political resolution. The party passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to build "New India" by 2022, and said the opposition's plan to defeat BJP in 2019 is a "day dream".
Here are the highlights from the second day of BJP National Executive Meet:
Our Party is humbled by the strong support across India. In the spirit of 'Ajay Bharat, Atal Bhajpa' we will continue working tirelessly for India's growth: PM Modi
They (opposition parties) could not stand each other, today they are forced to hug each other: Mr Prasad quotes PM Modi
PM Modi said: We want development with a human face, equality with humanity
10 crore people to benefit from the 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme. Affordable healthcare, more doctors and medical colleges
We will strengthen each polling booth, win each
9 crore workers and 22 crore people will map the entire nation. We have not been at rest since 2014
Key points from his speech:
"Ajay Bharat", " Atal BJP", india which is not to be subjugated by anyone
PM Modi said many important things. He said he is from Gujarat, undefeated for 31 years. It the same place from where Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel come from
We have no arrogance of power, we see power as an instrument to improve people's lives, PM Modi said, according to minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Those who were a failure in government are a failure in opposition, PM Modi said at BJP meet, according to minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
We have done great work in the past four years. Our performance of 48 months will be judged against their (Congress') performance of 48 years
They don't fight on issues, they fight on lies. Their falsehoods must be refuted strongly, PM Modi said, according to minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks at the BJP executive meet
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the BJP's national executive meeting, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a statue of Sardar Patel, described by the Gujarat government as the world's tallest, on the birth anniversary of India's first home minister on October 31
While enlisting the work done by the BJP's state units, the Mr Javadekar accused the opposition of doing negative politics as they are "frustrated" and their only agenda is "stop Modi".
The education minister enlisted the work done by the BJP's state units. He said while 30 BJP workers have been killed in political violence in Bengal where the party is not in power, in Gujarat the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel has been built.
In Tripura, AFSPA has been lifted and terrorism has come down in Jammu and Kashmir said Mr Javadekar.
Opposition is frustrated and it neither has leader nor policy: Javadekar
"The Opposition has no agenda or policy, nor strategy. They only believe in 'Modi roko abhiyan'. The people of the country know them well. We will win with an even bigger majority in 2019," Mr Javadekar said.
BJP will return to power in 2019
Addressing the achievements of the party and Prime Minister Modi, Mr Javadekar said, "BJP will return to power in 2019 with more seats than 2014. PM and Amit Shah are a unique combination. Today 19 states have BJP with over 350 MPs and 1500 MLAs."
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on BJP'S road to 2019
"The prime minister had promised a new India and after four years the country has progressed. New India will be successful, free from poverty, terrorism, corruption by 2022," Mr Javadekar said while addressing the press conference.
"Our PM has passion, vision and imagination. There has been a drop in terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and naxalism has also reduced," he added.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference.
Top party officials including Murli Manohar Joshi and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari attend the national meet along with Rajnath Singh.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh moved BJP political resolution on the second day of the BJP Meet. He said that by 2022, India will be free of terrorism, casteism, communalism and nobody will be homeless.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other party members at the second day of the BJP National Meet
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, party president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior party leader LK Advani at the meeting.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party president Amit Shah arrives for the meeting at Ambedkar International Centre
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar will address a press conference at 12:30 pm today.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat arrive for BJP National executive meeting