At a key meeting of the BJP today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a blistering attack on the Congress and BJP chief Amit Shah declared that the party will rule for another 50 years. “PM Modi told party workers that we must win every constituency, every booth,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the media after the two-day national executive meeting. Ahead of the next year’s assembly elections, the strategy session focussed on censuring the opposition. The national executive comes as the government is facing opposition challenge over a number of issues, including the fuel price hike and Assam citizens’ list.
Here are the top 10 points of what the BJP said in its National Executive
“Those who were a failure in government are a failure in opposition,” said Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Our performance of 48 months will be judged against their (Congress’) performance of 48 years,” the Prime Minister said.
“We will win 2019 and no one will be able to remove us for 50 years,” Mr Prasad quoted BJP chief Amit Shah as saying.
Calling a second term for the BJP government “guaranteed”, Union minister Prakash Javadekar launched a sharp attack on the opposition saying, it does not have “neta, neeti and rann neeti (leader, ideology or strategy). Even after four years in power, PM Modi’s approval rating is more than 70 per cent, he said.
PM Modi has “vision, passion and imagination” and the government’s win in 2019 elections is guaranteed,” Prakash Javadekar said. PM Modi, he said, has maintained a “70 per cent popularity rate” because he “interacts directly with the people”.