BJP national executive meet: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played a pivotal role behind BJP’s recent success, party leaders, including chief Amit Shah, have mentioned this several times. It was evident during the second day of BJP national executive meet held in New Delhi. BJP resolution adopted at the party national executive meeting on Monday has featured PM Modi 21 times. Since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi has become the central figure in the party’s scheme of things, according to Indian Express report.
Since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, eight national executive meetings have been held- in August 2014, April 2015, March 2016, June 2016, September 2016, January 2017, April 2017 and September 2017. In those national executive meetings PM Modi has featured in party resolutions 191 times, IE report says.
This assumes significance as the numbers are almost three times the number of mentions Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee found in BJP resolutions during the rule of NDA 1. According to IE report, Vajpayee as Prime Minister is referred to 66 times in all resolutions spanning four years: 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. The maximum references to Vajpayee in one resolution stood at 16 — in a resolution passed in 2003 to mark his five years in office.
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PM Modi yesterday had underlined his resolve to fight corruption, saying his battle against it is “uncompromising” and no one will be spared. In his address to the extended national executive of the BJP, PM Modi had said he has no relatives and took a jibe at the opposition, maintaining that power was a means of enjoyment for them when they were in power. PM Modi also told the meeting that the opposition’s harsh words cannot be substitute for any substantive charge against the government. His comments at the closed-door meeting were shared with the media by senior party leader Arun Jaitley, according to PTI report.
PM Modi asked close to 2,000 BJP leaders, which included 13 chief ministers, six deputy chief ministers, over 60 union ministers besides party’s MPs and MLAs among others, to take the party beyond elections and make it an instrument of mass participation to improve quality of people’s lives.