5:24pm: PM Modi to address a rally in Allahabad shortly
5:07pm: As the office bearers of BJP meet on the second day of its National Executive in Allahabad, the big question looms as to who will be the chief ministerial candidate for the party in Uttar Pradesh in 2017.
4:20pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put forth 7-point ‘mantras’ for party workers including service, balance,restraint, empathy and dialogue: Jaitley
4:17pm: From being seen as country stuck by “policy paralysis”, India is now viewed as a “bright spot and a fastest growing economy”: FM Arun Jaitley
4:16pm: Party expanded its base geographically in those areas where historically BJP was weak: Jaitley
4:12pm: Shortlisted 7 states where party strength must be improved. Focus during the meet was also on further economic development: Arun Jaitley
4: 11pm: Govt’s support from people has grown significantly in 2 years, says Arun Jaitley #MissionUP
4: 10pm: BJP making inroads in Kerala,West Bengal, historic win in Assam: FM @arunjaitley
4:07pm: BJP’s national presence has increased says finance minister
4:05 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference
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At the national meet in Allahabad, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday exhorted BJP party workers to preserve the massive goodwill the party received in 2014 till the next general elections – ‘Mission 2019’. PM Modi will address the meeting’s concluding session today. He will also address a public rally at the Parade Ground.
Amid intense speculation over its face for Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the BJP made it clear that any announcement about Chief Ministerial candidate can only be taken by the party’s Parliamentary Board.
Addressing a news conference soon after the inauguration of the two-day national executive by party president Amit
Shah, in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said “a decision on whether to announce a face for UP polls, whom to project and when to do so will be taken in due course.
Crediting the Modi government with making India a “bright spot” despite the global economic slowdown, BJP on Day 1 of its meeting expressed confidence there will be a “transformation in the lives of the poor” as it reached out to people ahead of next year’s assembly election in UP.
In an economic resolution passed at its national executive meeting here, the party claimed India under the “exceptional leadership” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has emerged as the fastest growing economy and trained guns on the previous Congress-led UPA governments for leaving behind a “very bad economy”.
The National Executive expressed the confidence that due to the efforts of the central government under Modi’s leadership, the economy will continue to grow and with the social equality and economic empowerment there will be a transformation in the lives of the poor.