BJP's two-day national executive meet begins in Bhubaneswar


Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik's 40-feet-long artwork at the venue Janta Maidan in Bhubaneswar. Out of the total 147 Assembly seats, the BJD had won on 116 in the 2014 state elections, while BJP could bag just 10, coming at the third position behind Congress which had won on 16 seats, something that the party plans to dramatically change in the 2019 polls under Dharmendra Pradhan. By holding the national executive meeting in Biju Janata Dal stronghold, the BJP has sent a strong political signal.

"What we have to do is that if there are any social evils, we have to wake up the society and make efforts to provide justice to them (Muslim women)", Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said while briefing reporters on Modi s speech.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said, "I am witnessing so much vigor in BJP's workers of Odisha". He is likely to be greeted at several places on his road travel from airport to Raj Bhavan, where he will stay.

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The Prime Minister, earlier, held a roadshow in the state capital ahead of the meeting. "We will keep people's trust in us".

Prasad suggested that a reference to Kashmir may be made during the national executive. "Gratitude to the people for the warmth and enthusiasm", tweeted Modi. "Modi!" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai", stood along the road illuminated with lights of different colours as the Prime Minister acknowledged greetings from the cheering crowd by waving to them while standing through the open sunroof of an SUV for nearly two hours.

The resolution said the recent election results had made it clear that the BJP had established its reach across the country by gaining confidence of the people because of its policies of public welfare.

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Shah exhorted party workers to ensure the BJP symbol bloomed in every booth in the country. Apart from ruling the centre, the party controls 14 of the 30 states, covering 70 per cent of India's geographical area and 60 per cent of the population. In democracy, regional parties have their own strengths and they are with us. Nor the people. The rally in Odisha has been massive.

According to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, nearly three years since the Prime Minister led the BJP to a majority in the Lok Sabha, the hope he had generated has now turned into a faith that he as the leader and the BJP as the political vehicle will steer India to a better future.

According to the reports, Prime Minister Modi's intervention came on the second day of the BJP conclave while it was holding a strategy session for a new bill meant to grant constitutional status to the OBC Commission. Vande Mataram is played to mark the start of the national executive meet.

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