The Bharatiya Janata Party organised its National Executive Meet at Delhi yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the workers and leaders of his party from across the country, gave the slogan of ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BhaJaPa’. According to reports, the PM, remembering the works and visions of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, urged his party men to work hard for a better India. PM Modi called the party workers to ‘serve the people, not power’.
Giving a brief about the meet where media was not allowed, union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that PM gave the clarion call ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal Bhajapa’, meaning an India which is unconquerable, remains victorious, which can’t be subjugated by anyone, and a BJP which remain firmly committed to its principles.
BJP National Executive meet saw extensive discussions on many subjects. Party colleagues expressed their insightful views.
Our Party is humbled by the strong support across India. In the spirit of ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal Bhajpa’ we will continue working tirelessly for India’s growth. pic.twitter.com/aWsNxkQwaM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 9, 2018
Addressing the party workers, Modi said I am from Gujarat, where our party has been in power for 31 years. He said, “this is because we don’t have an ego of power, we don’t see power as only as an instrument of sitting in the chair, but we see power as an instrument to go before the people, work for them and empower them”. The PM also said, “we work for our dedication, our principles, and we have niti (principle) and also we have rananiti (strategy). The principle remains firm, but strategy keeps changing from time to time.”
Regarding the BJP’s performance in the upcoming general elections and the state assembly elections, the PM said, “we don’t see a challenge anywhere”. He added further that there should be an opposition in a democracy. But the irony is that those who were a failure in governance have also failed in being an opposition.
Launching an attack on Congress, the Prime Minister stated that a comparison should be done between the work done by one family for 48 years and the work done by the current government in 48 months. But the problem is that they neither fight on issues nor on work. They fight on lies. Every day they tell a new lie, telling lies, building lies and repeating lies has become their habit. The PM said that the problem is we can fight with principles, but we don’t know how to fight with lies. But as a strategy, their lies must be countered, and reply must be given through our work.
The prime minister called upon the party workers to expose the falsehood of opposition in general and the Congress party in particular.
Modi also mocked the effort to form a ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) among opposition parties to defeat the BJP. He said, “people who do not see eye to eye, who do not have ideological of political understanding to work together, who can’t even tolerate each other, today they are thinking of forming a mahagathbandhan, and that is the biggest vindication of our success because of the popularity of BJP among the people of India.”
In a significant comment, Modi said that nobody is ready to accept the leadership of Congress, even the smaller parties consider the Congress leadership to be a burden. He said that even if many parties are coming together with Congress under compulsion, they think that Congress party leaders are not capable of providing leadership. PM added that the situation of not accepting the leadership of Congress is present inside the Congress party too.
Addressing the meet, BJP president Amit Shah had previously stated that the BJP is going to remain undefeated for the next 50 years.