Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver valedictory address at the BJP National Executive meet to be held in New Delhi today. It has been learnt that the Prime Minister may seek to dispel concerns over the state of economy and lay down his government’s economic and political agenda. Party president Amit Shah yesterday held a meeting with office-bearers, state chiefs and key organisational leaders to finalise agenda items, including resolutions, which the national executive is expected to discuss on September 25, the birth anniversary of Hindutva icon Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
A key highlight of the meeting will be the presence of the party’s all elected lawmakers — close to 1,400 MLAs, 337 MPs and all MLCs, besides its core group leaders from states among others on Monday. More than 2,000 delegates will attend what has been described by senior party leaders as an “extended national executive” to mark the end of a year-long exercise to commemorate Upadhyaya’s 100th birth anniversary.
PM Modi, who will deliver the valedictory address on Monday, may use the opportunity to highlight his government’s pro-poor measures and other policy decisions. With the opposition parties attacking the government’s handling of the economy by citing the fall in GDP rate and demonetisation figures, Modi is expected to take them on and highlight his dispensation’s “successes” in boosting transparency and curbing black money, party sources said.