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PM Modi sounds poll bugle in Gujarat with mega roadshow in Surat

PM Modi sounds poll bugle in Gujarat with mega roadshow in Surat

"They then said in 2017 (after elections to the five states, including Uttar Pradesh) that the BJP has now attained it peak, but it is not the case", Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad quoted Amit Shah as saying at inaugural session of the party's two-day National Executive meeting here. Indeed, this point in BJP's his-tory could be seen as its peak.

The leaders will discuss the BJP's strategy to increase the party's political footprint ahead of the 2019 general elections, while eyeing the 2019 Odisha state elections.

Shah dubbed Modi the country's most popular leader since Independence and said he would be re-elected in 2019.

"These policies and decisions have established India's credibility on world forums as a fast growing and progressive nation".

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain while supporting the Prime Minister's stance stated it is important for the Muslim women to be supported at this time of crisis.

It was Pradhan who played a more "visible" role in the local elections that were held in Odisha earlier this year and according to party sources, did close to 50 rallies in various parts of the coastal state. "We must reach out to backward Muslims", Modi said.

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The BJP has also disproved the claims that it can defeat the Congress but not strong regional parties by routing the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samajwadi Party in UT, he said. At present, there is a government of BJP-led coalition in Manipur. "His only visible competition is from Jual Oram, his Cabinet colleague", a senior Bhubaneswar-based party leader said.

Shah's cutouts torn Meanwhile, life-size cutouts of BJP president Amit Shah, who is also in Bhubaneswar to attend the party's national executive meeting, were found torn and defaced at Power House Chhak area.

"Naveen Patnaik has failed to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Odisha". Launching a scathing attack on both the parties, a day after BJP's national executive meeting, Harichandan said, "If BJD is "Duryodhan" (mythological character) for Odisha, BJP can be described as "Dusashan". "We were also weak in north eastern states like Assam and Manipur".

"People expected him to announce a special package for Odisha but Modi completely ignored the interests of the state as his focus was to safeguard BJP's interests", Harichandan alleged.

After pushing the Congress to the distant position of number three in the recent panchayat polls, the BJP is playing to avenge its breakup with ex-ally Biju Janata Dal (BJD) which parted ways with the saffron party in 2008. But, BJP formed governments in these two states. During the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought up the topic of triple talaq.


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