The BJP has called a national executive meeting on Sunday which is expected to deliberate on the recent bypoll results and the strategy for the Assembly elections in five states early next year.
Addressing a press conference, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said 124 national executive members, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president J P Nadda and many Union ministers, will attend the meeting physically while the members based in various states, including chief ministers, will join it virtually in line with the COVID-19 protocol.
BJP general secretary Arun Singh said, "The meeting will be chaired by national president JP Nadda and leaders like PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be present in the meeting.
Among other pertinent national issues and customary agenda items, the five assembly polls scheduled for early next year will be particularly deliberated, he added.
One political resolution is expected to be passed at the meeting where PM Modi will deliver the valedictory address, which is expected to shape the party's views on a variety of issues. Nadda will deliver the inaugural address. The party will also pass a condolence message for COVID-19 victims.
The five-hour-long meeting, starting 10 am, will be convened and the opening speech will be delivered by JP Nadda and culminate with the speech of PM Modi. During the meeting, the agenda for the upcoming assembly polls in the states of Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Goa will be discussed.
The meeting assumes an extra significance as it comes against the backdrop of the results to 29 assembly and three Lok Sabha bypolls spread across 13 states in which the party's performance has been mixed.
While it did well in Assam and Madhya Pradesh, it lost all three assembly and one Lok Sabha seats in Himachal Pradesh and was decimated by the TMC in West Bengal.
Exhibitions about the Modi government's "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" programmes:
At the venue of the national executive meeting, the party will hold exhibitions about the Modi government's "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" programmes and pro-poor measures like providing free grains to the poor and the COVID019 vaccination exercise. The party will highlight its efforts to help people during the pandemic.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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