With eye on UP polls, BJP national executive meet begins in Allahabad: 10 things to know

With eye on UP polls, BJP national executive meet begins in Allahabad: 10 things to know

first_imgWith an eye on Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017, the BJP National Executive meet has begun in Allahabad today. The two-day meet will attended by PM Narendra Modi and party president President Amit Shah.Senior members of the Union Cabinet, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and members of Parliament will also take part in the meet. Here are 10 things to know about itThe party will discuss the achievements of the Modi government and the government’s welfare initiatives like ‘Jan Dhan’ accounts, farm insurance, cheap medical stores, LPG for poor households and better governance.The Allahabad meet will see a sharp attack on the SP government for poor governance, including deteriorating law and order, in UP.This is for the first time BJP is holding its National Executive in Allahabad.While there are going to be 3 resolutions , Political, Economical and one related to foreign affairs, all eyes will be on the political session which will deal with elections in 5 states including Uttar Pradesh.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah will together inaugurate the meeting of executives.Modi will address the meeting’s concluding session on Monday. Later, he will also address a public rally at the Parade Ground.Elaborate security arrangements are in place in the city in view of BJP’s two-day national executive meeting.The elite Special Protection Group (SPG), responsible for the Prime Minister’s security, arrived in Allahabad on Thursday and has been busy reviewing security arrangements at the Kayastha Pathshala sports ground where the meeting will be held under a gigantic air-conditioned marquee, and the Parade Ground near the holy Sangam where a public rally will be held on Monday.Speculations are rife on whether BJP will decide on a CM candidate for the polls after the meeting.Ahead of BJP’s national executive meeting, rival parties have announced plans for protests in the city though AAP has been denied permission for it, prompting it to move high court. Congress said it will observe 12 June, the day of commencement of the Prime Minister’s visit, as ‘Pol Khol Diwas’ (Day of Expose) while its youth wing has announced a city bandh on Sunday. advertisementlast_img

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